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On My Way to Abu Dhabi

by Yaw Nyarko

I am on my way to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE – the United Arab Emirates.   Earlier today in New York I spoke to a Nigerian worker at a bank who thought Dubai was a country and Abu Dhabi its capital – just to show how this country, formed in 1971, and particularly […]

Our CTED operations Ghana

by Yaw Nyarko

I am just leaving Ghana to New York. We just opened in Accra a building next to the NYU in Accra campus which we will use as the Ghana office of our Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED). We are hoping that our research will actually improve the lives of poor people. We do […]

Further Comments on Ending Bribery

by Yaw Nyarko

For a follow-up on Ending Corruption in Africa, and reflections on issues brought up by the Anas Aremeyaw Anas video (click here) see this paper below by my good friend and colleague Atsu Amegashie, an economist at U. Guelph in Canada. Kafo Didi: Living Large but Producing very Little J. Atsu Amegashie February 11, 2011 Conventional wisdom strongly […]

Ivory Coast – Just Say No to the Incumbent and Loser of the Election

by Yaw Nyarko

From all the information coming in, the opposition candidate Alassane Ouattara and his party clearly won the recent presidential elections in Cote D’Ivoire. The incumbent, Laurent Gbagbo lost, so should concede, and hand over power. Thabo Mbeki , the African Union (AU) mediator and former South African President should tell Gbagbo that, NO, he can […]

Kwame the Cabby, Brain Drain and Health

by Yaw Nyarko

I took a cab this morning – it was a Ghanaian taxi driver. He remembered picking me up several years ago. What a memory he has. Anyway, he has 4 children, two older ones one of which is a doctor. He also has two younger kids in private school. All his kids seem to be […]