Dr. Thomas Yeboah R. Fellow

Dr. Thomas Yeboah-Research Fellow

Dr Thomas Yeboah is Senior Research Fellow at Gold Coast Sustainability and Governance Institute, Ghana and also serves as postdoctoral Research Fellow with Center for Trust Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, United Kingdom.  He had his BA (2012) in Geography and Rural Development from the KNUST, Ghana and MPhil (2012-2013) and PhD (2014-2018) Development Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK. 

Thomas research interests are forest fringe communities, rural livelihoods, natural resource governance, agricultural commercialisation, youth and unemployment in rural Africa.  He is also interested in how migration particularly among countries in the global south could contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals of reducing inequality and poverty. He previously collaborated with (IDS) Sussex on a DFID funded research on how young people engage with the rural economy of Africa as the Ghana Country Researcher.

 He served as a junior research fellow at the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa, University of Ghana from February 2019 to May 2019.  He is among the first cohort of Matasa fellows (2016) at (IDS), Sussex, UK, a Mastercard funded programme that seeks to develop a cohort of young African researchers with the skills and commitment to engage in policy-oriented research around the challenges of young people and employment in Africa

Publications

Yeboah, T., Teye, J.K, Kandilige, L., Bisong, A. and Garba, F. (2019). Same policy but different Implications for different people? An analysis of how diverse categories of ECOWAS migrants experience the Free Movement Protocol. University of Ghana, Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa Working Paper Series 01

Yeboah, T. (2019). Building Livelihoods: Young People and Agricultural Commercialisation in Africa: Ghana Country Study, Future Agricultures Consortium Working Paper 20, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, UK

Yeboah, T. (2019). Building Livelihoods: Youth and Agricultural Commercialisation in Ghana. APRA Brief, Issue Number 15, March 2019

Owusu, L., & Yeboah, T. (2018). Living conditions and social determinants of healthcare inequities affecting female migrants in Ghana. GeoJournal, 83(5), 1005-1017.

Arnot, M., Casely-Hayford, L., and Yeboah, T (2018). Post-Colonial Dilemmas in the Construction of Ghanaian Citizenship Education: national unity, human rights and social inequality, International Journal of Educational Development 61, 117-126 2017

Yeboah, T. (2017). Navigating precarious employment: social networks among migrant youth in Ghana. IDS Bulletin, 48(3), 79-94

Agyei, Y.A., Kumi, E. and Yeboah, T., 2016. Is better to be a kayayei than to be unemployed: reflecting on the role of head portering in Ghana’s informal economy. GeoJournal81(2), pp.293-318.

Kumi, E., Arhin, A.A. and Yeboah, T., 2014. Can post-2015 sustainable development goals survive neoliberalism? A critical examination of the sustainable development–neoliberalism nexus in developing countries. Environment, development and sustainability16(3), pp.539-554.

Sumberg, J., Yeboah, T., Flynn, J. and Anyidoho, N.A., 2017. Young people’s perspectives on farming in Ghana: a Q study. Food security9(1), pp.151-161.

Ibrahim, M., Kumi, E. and Yeboah, T., 2015. Greasing or sanding the wheels? Effect of corruption on economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. African Journal of Economic and Sustainable Development4(2), pp.157-173.

Yeboah, T., Sumberg, J., Flynn, J. and Anyidoho, N.A., 2017. Perspectives on Desirable Work: Findings from a Q Study with Students and Parents in Rural Ghana. The European Journal of Development Research29(2), pp.423-440.

Kumi, E., Muazu, I., and Yeboah, T., (2017). Aid volatility and structural economic transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does Finance Matter? Economic Research Southern Africa, ERSA working paper 655 2016

Bembir, P., Yeboah, T. and Arhin, A.A. (2016) ‘Towards maximising skilled migration for development in Ghana’, International Journal of Migration and Residential Mobility, 1(3), 233–252.

Adjei, P., Dacosta, A. and Yeboah, T. (2012) ‘Extreme poverty and vulnerability experiences on urban highways in Ghana: Assessing social protection policy responses’, Educational Research 3(5), 436-446

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