PhD student, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), Université de Lausanne

Stephen Yeboah is a PhD Candidate at the Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), University of Lausanne, working on the politics and institutions (governance) of extractive resources in Ghana.

He was a Research Fellow at the Africa Progress Panel, a non-profit organization chaired by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, from 2013 to 2016.

His areas of research include agriculture, natural resources governance and sustainable development, with more than 100 papers, op-eds and articles. He was a Research Consultant for the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), working on the interactions between gold mining and agriculture and the impacts on agricultural value chain in Ghana.

In 2014, his brief paper ‘’Crops or carats’ Interaction between gold mining and cocoa production and the livelihood dilemma in Amansie Central District of Ghana’ was selected as a runner-up in the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) Young Scholars Think Piece Series on Extractive Industries and Social Development.

Mr. Yeboah completed his undergraduate programme in Development Planning at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and holds Master of Arts in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), Geneva.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow, Africa Progress Panel

Education

  • 2014 
    Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, MA Development Studies
  • 2010 
    Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, BSc. Development Planning