Patrick Kwabena Stephenson

Head, Policy Research IMANI Center for Policy and Education, Ghana

Patrick Stephenson is an economic and consultant, with broadcast and financial journalism experience working across several African markets, in areas such as regulatory and financial compliance, market entry strategies for 23 value chains (sectors), public finance, fiscal and monetary policy research, trade, emerging technologies and political governance. He has consulted for development bilateral and multilateral organizations such as the World Bank, Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC) – World Bank supported innovation centre in Ghana, Stichting Nederlandse Vrijwilligers (SNV), Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA), Natural Resources Governance Institute (NRGI), Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), among others.

In the economic and financial industry, he has worked at the strategy level as an economic research analyst for First Atlantic Bank, providing insights to support the market strategy of the Bank, IHS Markit, Jeune Afrique, and consulted for institutions in the lower tiers of the financial industry on credit appraisals and compliance regimes. He consults on regulatory and financial compliance for multinationals with presence in 14 African markets, and India and leverages his expertise to design market entry strategies for upcoming businesses in the clean-technology ecosystem including value chains such as water and sanitation, agriculture, renewable energy and energy efficiency systems. As the head of policy research at IMANI Centre for Policy and Education – an Accra based policy research and advocacy think tank, he conducts policy-oriented research across energy and natural resources, economic governance and political affairs, social services sectors, public financial management, and science technology and innovation, leveraging the evidence produced to drive advocacy and public education in the media – where he hosts economic governance and current affairs shows, to engage duty bearers. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow in Leadership and Civic Engagement, and a DANIDA Fellow on Aid Effectiveness in Africa.

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