The faculty members participating in the 2023 DHS/USAID Fellows Programme


Three faculty members from the School of Economics have been selected to participate in the 2023 DHS/USAID Fellows Programme.

The team comprises the following members:

  1. Dr. Gloria Essilfie (Lead), Department of Applied Economics
  2. Dr. Raymond Elipklim Kofinti, Department of Data Science & Economic Policy
  3. Prof. Emmanuel Ekow Asmah Department of Data Science & Economic Policy

The fellowship has two in-person training capacity-stregnthening workshops for the Fellows aimed at building their capacity to train faculty and graduate students on the use of DHS Programme Data. The Fellows will attend two capacity building workshops- in Accra and Turkey. The first Workshop will be in Accra from the 7th -15th March, 2023 and second workshop from the 1st - 6th May, 2023.

As part of the training deliverables, the team will draft research papers using DHS data and provide two training sessions on using the DHS dataset for publication for faculty and students. Participation in this fellowship programme is between February and September 2023.

The selection criteria

Applications were accepted from faculty members at Universities in Albania, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea, Jordan, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philipines Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Senegal, Tanzania, Tajiskistan, TimorLeste, Uganda and Zambia. The selection criteria was strictly based on merit.