Prof. Robert Darko Osei is an Associate Professor in the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), University of Ghana, Legon, and the Vice Dean for the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Ghana. Robert in 2015 spent his sabbatical year at Yale University and UNU WIDER in USA and Finland respectively. At Yale he was the Coca-Cola World Fund Visiting Professor of African Studies at the MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies whilst at UNU-WIDER he was a Visiting Scholar. Robert has published widely in edited volumes and top international journals. His main areas of research include evaluative poverty and rural research, macro and micro implications of fiscal policies, aid effectiveness and other economic development policy concerns.