Edward Asiedu

Dr. Edward Asiedu is a development economist with considerable work experience in the design and evaluation (using both quantitative and qualitative methods) of pro-poor policies and interventions. Edward’s current research and teaching are in the area of development economics, development finance, and impact evaluation with specific interests in designing interventions to 1) improve the wellbeing of the poor in rural and urban Africa by reducing poverty and inequality), 2) improve public health financing in developing countries, 3) improve agricultural financing, and 4) understanding migration, remittances, and unemployment in developing countries.

Organizations that Edward has consulted for inter alia include The World Bank, the African Union, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the German Development Institute (DIE), Oxfam, and the Ghana Employers’ Association (GEA).

He has received grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, United Nations (UN)- International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d programme), DFID, The University of Oxford, and German Research Foundation. Edward holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Goettingen in Germany, an M. A. in Economics, and an MSc. in Ag. Economics both from the University of Guelph in Canada, and a first degree from the University of Ghana.

Fields of specialization

Poverty and inequality , Labour markets and employment, Social protection, Agriculture and food security


Title Country Themes
Review of Youth Employment Policies and their Impact in Ghana Ghana Labour markets and employment , Youth and children
Empirical review of Youth Employment Policies in Ghana Ghana Labour markets and employment , Youth and children


Dr Edward Asiedu
Development Economist/Snr. Lecturer
University of Ghana Business School (UGBS)
University of Ghana

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