Collaborative PhD in Development Economics


    This is a collaborative doctoral programme implemented by the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and the University of Ghana. Upon graduation, students are awarded a doctoral degree by the University of Ghana. Information on tuition and scholarships will be announced in the near future.

    UNU and the University of Ghana combine their expertise in economics to offer this collaborative programme, which endeavours to provide future leaders in the field of development economics with the analytical tools necessary for analysing the economic dimensions of development issues, while focusing on the unique characteristics and challenges of developing economies. Graduates will be able to draw on a range of analytical techniques and econometric methods in the development of coherent and timely economic policy. The programme consists of both coursework and research components, and culminates in the writing and defence of a doctoral thesis. Students undertake the majority of their research in Ghana at one of Africa’s premier universities.