University of Cape Coast

Samuel Kobina Annim is the Government Statistician for Ghana and a Professor of Economics at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. His engagement as the Head of Ghana Statistical Service, is for a period seventeen months (March 2019 - July 2020), on a secondment (leave) arrangement granted by the University of Cape Coast. Following completion of his doctoral studies, Samuel was engaged at the University of Manchester and University of Lancashire, both in the United Kingdom, in the respective capacities of Research Associate and Post-doctoral Research Fellow.

He has approximately 20 years of teaching experience in Universities both in Ghana and abroad, and has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters and technical reports. His publications are available in academic outlets such as World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of International Development and the Oxford University Press. While at the University of Cape Coast, he contributed to a number of interventions including, institutionalization of microfinance programmes and a conference, establishment of a data repository centre, upgrading the status of the Department of Economics to a School and the development of a host of policies that promotes scholarship and research administration.

His passion for scholarly work includes adherence to the tenets of data quality to inform national and global development agenda. He provides professional advice to Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission, Statistical Eco-System and several international bodies.