Effective States and Inclusive Development

Dr Franklin Oduro



Franklin Oduro is Head of Research and Programs, and Deputy Director at the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), a key partner within the ESID research consortium. Franklin is Lead Researcher on ESID’s education project in Ghana and the coordinator for all ESID research at CDD-Ghana.


Franklin’s other research interests include democratic governance, public policy and public affairs management; human rights/transitional justice policy and administration processes; election administration, civil society and domestic election observation; African public administration and policymaking processes; and comparative national systems and development politics (Africa).

ESID publications

Ampratwum, E., Awal, M. and Oduro, F. (2018). ‘Decentralisation and teacher accountability: How the political settlement shapes governance in the education sector at sub-national levels in Ghana‘. ESID Working Paper No. 102. Manchester.

Oduro, F., Awal, M. & M.A. Ashon (2014). ‘A dynamic mapping of the political settlement in Ghana‘, ESID Working Paper No. 28. Manchester.

Other recent publications

Oduro, F. & R. Nagy (2014). ‘What’s in an idea?: Truth commission policy transfer in Ghana and Canada‘, Journal of Human Rights, 1(1): 85-102.

Oduro, F. (2012) ‘Preventing Electoral Violence: Lessons from Ghana’. In Bekoe, D. (ed.)Voting in Fear: Electoral Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa, Washington DC: United States Institute of Peace.

Oduro, F. (2012). ‘The Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Lessons from Comparable Experiences in Nigeria and Ghana?’, Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 32(2): 103-120.

Further information

*See CDD Ghana’s website.
*Follow Franklin on Twitter @yawoduro
*Watch Franklin discuss the political settlement and economic situation in Ghana: