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Kpessa-Whyte of the NDC is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Ghana

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Dr. Michael Kpessa-Whyte, a political scientist and research fellow at the Institute of African Studies of the University of Ghana, has been elevated to the status of associate professor.

The knowledgeable scholar and National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart joined the Institute of African Studies (IAS) in 2011. He is an expert in comparative public policy and political institutions.

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He had previously worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) at the University of Saskatchewan’s Jonson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy in Saskatoon, Canada.

Both in influencing his students and advising the government, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte has applied his experience. He was the National Service Scheme’s executive director and worked as the former president John Mahama’s policy advisor. At this time, he introduced various reforms.

Both in influencing his students and advising the government, Dr. Kpessa-Whyte has applied his experience. He was the National Service Scheme’s executive director and worked as the former president John Mahama’s policy advisor. At this time, he introduced various reforms.

Among his areas of interest include Social Policy and Socioeconomic Change in Africa, Aging and Retirement Income Security (Pension) Programs in Africa, and others. Theories of African Development Institutional Theory in the Context of Informality, Public Policy and Democratization in Africa, The Politics of Development Policy Choices in Africa, and Politics of Early Post-Colonial Africa Pan-Africanism and African political thought.

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