IPA Ghana has co-created evidence through long-standing research and policy partnerships at the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service. We formalized our partnership with the Ghana Education Service through a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2017.


Through this MOU, GES and IPA aim to be lasting partners in creating evidence, using evidence to inform policy decisions, and building the government’s capacity to policy-relevant research and evaluation. IPA has also worked with the Ministry of Education to co-host annual summits convening researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to showcase the ongoing co-creation of evidence between IPA and MoE and create pathways for evidence-informed policy. The 2018 summit was held as day one of the Ministry’s annual planning week.

IPA Ghana also conducts policy-relevant research and engages decision-makers focusing on agriculture and small and medium enterprises, among other sectors.


On February 27, IPA Ghana signed an MOU with the Ghana Education Service (GES), the government division responsible for Ghana’s pre-tertiary education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary...

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John Denanyoh
On August 6, 2018, IPA and Ghana’s Ministry of Education (MoE) partnered to host an “Evidence Day” kicking off the Ministry’s annual sector review. The event showcased the ongoing co-creation of...

Ghana, like many countries in sub-Saharan Africa, has greatly expanded access to primary school in the last two decades, but very few children meet academic standards for their grade. A...