Kwaw Andam is a research fellow with the Ghana Strategy Support Program in the Development Strategy and Governance Division. His research focus is currently on the competitiveness of livestock production and agro-processing in Ghana. Previously, he worked for the World Bank in Washington (2010-2014), leading an analytical study on rural development in Yemen and working on the Bank’s lending operations in agriculture in Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand, and Yemen. Prior to joining the World Bank, Kwaw worked at IFPRI as a post-doctoral fellow in the Addis Ababa office (2008-2010).
He has published research on the causal linkages between regulatory protection, land use, and socioeconomic outcomes, linkages between agriculture and health, and methods for promoting the use of improved hybrid seeds. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana; a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental engineering from the University of Vermont; a Master’s Degree in Economics from Georgia State University; and a Doctorate in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology and Georgia State University.