Dr Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere

DEPARTMENT: Developmental, Capable and Ethical State (DCES)
TELEPHONE: 012 302 2000
EMAIL: esekyere@hsrc.ac.za

Dr. Emmanuel Sekyere is a Research Director within the DCES division of the Human Science Research Council (HSRC). Prior to this he served as a Senior Research Specialist in the Economic Performance and Development Unit of the HSRC for a period of two years. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Pretoria, a Masters degree in Economic Management and Policy from Strathclyde University, Glasgow Scotland, U.K. and an Honors Degree in Economics and Management from the University of Ghana, Legon.

Before joining the HSRC in April 2014 he was Post-doctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Economics Department, University of Pretoria. Prior to that, he was Consultant Economist at the Financial Sector Division of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, Ghana, where he played a key role in the design and implementation of Ghana?s financial sector reform programme (EMCB-FSR). He was directly responsible for Capital Market Reform and Financial Inclusion, funded by the DFID and the World Bank. His financial inclusion portfolio entails policy research and project design in access to finance, financial sector regulation, remittances and regional integration. Dr. Owusu-Sekyere has also worked extensively in consulting and also lectured at Regent University College in Ghana.

Dr Emmanuel also reviews for seven ISI IBSS accredited journals. His areas of research interest include: migration and development, poverty and inequality, infrastructure development, remittances to sub-Saharan Africa, monetary policy, fiscal policy, inclusive and sustainable growth and development and financial inclusion. Dr. Emmanuel Owusu-Sekyere has several publications in ISI and IBSS accredited journals. His research output can be followed on REPEC or Research Gate


An outcomes evaluation of the NDC fruit Processors factory in Nkowankowa, Greater Tzaneen, Limpopo province

The study is in response to the Terms of Reference (ToR) drafted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Innovation for Local Economic Devel....

The Impact of earthquakes on the sustainability of the Mining Sector in South Africa

South Africa experienced an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude on the Richter scale on 5 August 2014. The epicentre was in Orkney, Northern West, the provinc....

NDA: Effective and Accountable Citizenry Engagement Study

The aim of this project is to establish new channels through which government could improve its engagement with civil society. The essence is to enhan....

A Multi-disciplinary study exploring the challenges facing the mining industry - a specific focus on platinum around Rustenburg in the North West

The spate of labour unrest that resulted in clashes between the police and miners in the Lonmin Marikana mine in 2012 is a cause for concern among the....