Researching the politics of development



Dr E. Kojo Pumpuni Asante



Kojo is a Senior Research Officer at the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana). He obtained a PhD from the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester, and is a researcher with ESID.


Kojo’s research focus is the politics of development, particularly the role of coalition politics and the implications for development outcomes. For ESID Kojo is focussing on the role of politics in shaping the outcomes of natural resource-led development, particularly oil and gas.

ESID publications

Asante, K., Abdulai, A.-G. and Mohan, G. (2020). ‘The “new” institutional politics of Ghana’s hydrocarbon governance‘, ESID Working Paper No. 169. Manchester.

Mohan, G. and  Asante, K. P. (2015). ‘Transnational capital and the political settlement of Ghana’s oil economy‘, ESID Working Paper 49. Manchester.
Mohan, G. and Asante, K. P., ‘Transnational capital and the political settlement of Ghana’s oil economy‘, ESID blog, 7 July 2015.
‘Local-national bargaining over oil and gas resources and its implications for inclusive development’, PhD thesis.

Other publications

Mohan, G., Asante, K. P. and Abdulai, A.-G. (2017). ‘Party politics and the political economy of Ghana’s oil‘. New Political Economy 23(3).

Further information

See CDD-Ghana’s website.