Robert Darko Osei is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, and also the Vice Dean for the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Ghana. Robert’s main areas of research include evaluative poverty and rural research, macro and micro implications of fiscal policies, aid effectiveness and other economic development policy concerns. Robert’s research projects have been in Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso and Mali. He is currently the Country Coordinator for the African Centre of Excellence in Inequality Research (ACEIR), Ghana Node. He serves on a number of national and international boards.