By producing frontier research in the areas of state capabilities, firms and energy, IGC Ghana aims to promote evidence based policymaking in the country and generate ideas for Ghana’s growth.


IGC Ghana Programme

c/o Institute of Statistical, Social & Economic Research
University of Ghana
PO Box LG 74
Legon, Accra

Twitter: @IGC_Ghana


The IGC Ghana country programme was initiated in 2009 after extensive consultations with key stakeholders in government, academia, policy think tanks, and civil society. It is led by Dr. Nii Sowa (Country Director), Dr. Sam Mensah (Co-Country Director), David Lagakos (Lead Academic) and Prof. Christopher Udry (Lead Academic). Since its inception, IGC Ghana has funded a number of high quality research projects in the areas of macroeconomic stability, agricultural productivity, private sector development, education and skills acquisition, and natural resource management. It has achieved notable success through projects such as the Enterprise Map of Ghana, events that brought together top researchers and policymakers, and continued engagement with policy stakeholders in the country.

Housed in the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana, Legon, IGC Ghana is in a unique position to engage with top researchers in Ghana and across the world to provide ideas for growth to the Ghanaian government.

Our Ghana Country Strategy Note is available here (updated February 2021).