Batch 2009

Ezekiel A. Clottey

Ezekiel Attuquaye Clottey has worked as a researcher with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana since September 2004. Mr. Clottey graduated from the University of Ghana in 1998 with BA (Hons) Political Science and Swahili and completed his masters at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom in 2003 where he obtained his MSc in Public Policy. His research for the master focused on utility regulation in Ghana.

The proposed topic for PhD research is:
THE POLITICS OF LAND ADMINISTRATION REFORMS IN GHANA: ISSUES OF ETHNICITY, CLASS, GENDER AND INTERESTS

Synopsis of PhD Research

Land constitutes a major challenge to Ghana’s political, socio-economic and cultural development. Virtually all governments of post independent Ghana have initiated policies and regulations to address land problems in the country. Approaches by most governments have varied in forms and outcomes. In 1999, the then ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) initiated a comprehensive land administration reforms in the country known as the Land Administration programme (LAP) to address all land related problems in Ghana. After nearly a decade of implementing LAP in Ghana, many issues are emerging that raises doubts about achieving the goals of LAP. This study seeks to investigate how factors such as ethnicity, class, gender and interests influence and impacts on the processes and outcomes of various land administration reforms in Ghana. The study adopts an eclectic approach to test the viability of institutional theories in explaining land administration reforms in Ghana.