Dede W. Gafa

Dr Dede W. Gafa is a Lecturer at the African School of Economics (ASE, Benin Campus). She specializes in development economics and was a fellow at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Before joining UNECA, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Lomé in Togo and served as Visiting PhD fellow at United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki. For many years, she was a research assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon. She obtained her PhD degree from the University of Ghana under the UNU-WIDER and the University of Ghana collaborative program. Having worked on different projects with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), the Poverty Reduction, Equity, and Growth Network (PEGNet), and the Partnership for Economic Policy (PEP), she has a rich experience in economic research and capacity-building. Her research interests include energy economics, economic inequality, and poverty alleviation.

Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality


Title Country Themes
IDENTIFYING KEY POLICY OPTIONS FOR GROWTH AND GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT IN GHANA Ghana Impacts of government programs , Labour markets and employment


Dr Dede W. Gafa
African School of Economics (ASE)

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