E. Gyimah-Boadi

Co-Founder and Executive Director,
Afrobarometer

Professor E. Gyimah-Boadi is the founder and executive director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), an independent nonprofit research and advocacy institute for democratic governance. He is also co-founder and executive director of the Afrobarometer, a pan-African survey research project tracking public opinion on political, economic and social developments in African countries as well as feeding the findings into the policy process.

Gyimah-Boadi is a fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Democracy, International Advisory Board of the International Center for Transitional Justice, Advisory Group of the Institute for Integrated Transitions, and Advisory Council of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.

He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate degree from University of California, Davis, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana. He has taught in several universities in Africa and the United States, in addition to the University of Ghana.

Gyimah-Boadi’s publications include “Africa’s Waning Democracy” in the Journal of Democracy; “The Limits of External Democracy Assistance” in Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unraveling the Impact of Foreign Aid; and Democratic Reform in Africa: The Quality of Progress.