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  • Prof. Augustin K. Fosu, Professor, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
  • Axel Dreher, Chair of International and Development Politics, Editor, Review of International Organizations, University of Heidelberg, Alfred-Weber-Institute for Economics
  • Johanna Hanefeld, Associate Professor Health Policy and Systems, Head, Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group, New Anthropology, Politics and Policy Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Eric Kehinde Ogunleye, Ph.D., African Development Bank, Nigeria Country Office
  • Léonce Ndikumana, Chair and Professor, Department of Economics, Director of the African Development Policy Program, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI), University of Massachusetts at Amherst


Nigeria, Ghana

Project: Aid Effectiveness from the Perspective of Recipient Countries: Evidence from Nigerian and Ghanaian Agricultural Sectors

Principal Investigator: Dr. Anthony Ojonimi Onoja (PI)

Associate Researcher: Dr. Freda Elikplim Asem

All sub-Saharan African countries

Project: Foreign Aid and Out-of-Pocket Health Expenditure in SSA Countries: Does Institutional Quality Matter

Principal Investigator: Dr. Mohammed Elhaj Mustafa Ali,

Associate Researchers: Ebaidalla Mahjoub, Reham Rizk Kamel

Botswana, Zimbabwe

Project: Institutional Management of Aid: Global Fund Aid effectiveness in Botswana and Zimbabwe

Principal Investigator: Dr. Tyanai Masiya (PI)

Associate Researchers: Dr. Dintle Molosiwa, Dr. Godfrey Maringira

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