Mr. George Asare is the Managing Director of GABS Research Consult Limited Company. Prior to taking up this position, he worked at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) from 2008 to 2013 where he gained a great deal of experience in survey and data management and the use of CSPro and STATA. His core skills are developing CSPro CAPI setups for field surveys, managing field teams, managing household and enterprise survey data, and performing advanced statistical analysis amongst others. George holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Professional Studies, Accra (2015) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with Philosophy from the University of Ghana, Legon (2008). He has managed field data collection for large surveys such as “The Cost of Doing Politics: Gender Aspects of Political Violence” among 200 Members of Ghana’s Parliament and 200 other parliamentary candidates who were not elected for the Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway (2022/2023); “Investigating the Impact of Mobile Internet Uptake and Use by Women” for the University of Pennsylvania in 2021 where 5488 mobile phone users were interviewed; “Sub-Saharan African Mobilities Project” for Cornell University (2021); the Global Fund’s Product Availability Survey of the Tracer Products for HIV and TB in Ghana for KPMG (8 rounds from 2018 to 2021); "Achiever Companies & Enterprises in Ghana (ACE-G) survey" for Prof. Charles Godfred Ackah (2021); “Understanding the Outcome of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections” for Konrad Adenaeur Stiftung, Ghana (2021); and “Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on SRHR Beneficiaries in Ghana” for the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre, Accra (2020) among others. George was the lead analyst among the team that executed a study on the "Public Opinion Survey for the Development of a Secondary Education Strategy" for Transforming Teaching, Education and Learning (T-TEL) in December 2021. George was part of the team that executed a study titled "Inclusive education: Learners with disabilities and special education needs in Ghana" for Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (T-TEL) in June 2019. He was also part of the team that produced the report on "Socio-economic and gender characteristics of six Districts in the Upper West and Savannah Regions: A baseline report" for the European Union (EU) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in June 2020. He has also provided much assistance to many researchers in many disciplines and departments at the University of Ghana, including: ISSER, Centre for Migration Studies, Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS), Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD) University of Ghana Business School, and the Department of Economics on survey design, statistical analysis and writing of reports.
Emmanuel Larbi Offei
Senior Economist with experience in market research and business planning across private, public, and multinational organisations. Excellent competencies in market trends analysis, regulatory impact assessment, survey design and implementation, business planning and dissemination of research results. Proficient in the use of Stata and Microsoft suites for data analysis, reporting and visualisation. Demonstrable ability of leading and working effectively within a multidisciplinary team to accomplish key objectives in a courteous and professional manner. Skilled in Lean Six Sigma, Lecturing, Public Speaking, and a rich history of working in the telecommunications regulatory industry.
Since 2020, Emmanuel has been consulting for GABS Research Consult Limited on varied projects and research work. My consultancy role has been but not limited to: designing of survey instruments and manuals; training of field enumerators; quantitative and qualitative research; undertaking data analysis; writing and review of reports, among others.
Emmanuel is currently a PhD Economics student at the University of Essex in England with research interest in technology adoption and regulation, behavioural economics, game theory and empirical industrial organisation. He is a Senior Manager at the Research Division of the National Communications Authority (NCA) where he leads the team responsible for initiating and managing market research to inform proactive regulatory initiatives. Prior to joining NCA he worked as a Principal Research Assistant at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economics Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana where he gained enormous experience in the design, implementation, dissemination and evaluation of several household surveys and research initiatives.
Emmanuel holds an MPhil Economics and B.A Economics with Geography from the University of Ghana. He was a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Economics. Travelling is his hobby, and he has travelled to several countries in Africa, Europe and America.
Samuel Asare, Ph.D.
Samuel is a Principal Scientist in the Tobacco Control Research, Department of Surveillance and Health Equity Science at the American Cancer Society. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University (2021). Additionally, he holds an M.A. in Economics from the University of Akron, Ohio (2014), and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Ghana (2012). His broad research interests are in Health and Labor Economics. I apply cutting-edge or rigorous econometrics techniques to analyze the impacts of government policies, programs, and interventions and economic shocks on health behaviors and outcomes. At the American Cancer Society, he focuses primarily on how tobacco control policies affect tobacco-related outcomes in the United States.
Administrative / Finance Assistant
Grace-Maud is a proactive and seasoned Administrative Assistant and Finance Officer with over 3-years hands-on experience, proficient in providing general support to office staff and executives in busy office environments. She is recognized for performing multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to details and professionalism, exceptional telephone skills, effective communication skills and customer service acumen, documented success in all Microsoft Suits and dedication to teamwork.
Richard Osei Bofah, Ph.D.
Richard Osei Bofah is an Economist and a Data Scientist. He holds a PhD in Development Economics and MPhil in Economics. Holds multiple certificates from recognised institutions in Data Science and Machine Learning. He is currently working as a Chief Analyst with the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC) where he coordinates the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2063 for Ghana including the Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the SDGs. He functions as an Economist with expertise in labour and welfare economics, macroeconomic diagnostics, research and data analysis. He is the Technical Lead for Ghana’s Human Capital Development Strategy and Future of Work project. He has working experience with top institutions including New York University, Accra and Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana. Richard worked as a visiting Doctoral Fellow with the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) for 3 months in 2016, Helsinki, Finland and Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana in 2016/17. Since 2017, he has been consulting for GABS Research Consult Limited on varied projects and research work.
Rose Yaa Asare
Rose Yaa Asare holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Migration Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with Sociology from the University of Ghana, Legon. She worked with the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana as a research assistant after her first degree for the period 2010-2011. While at ISSER, Rose worked as a research assistant on many projects such as Youth Savings Assessment Project, and Millennium Development Authority’s Farmer Based Organisations Evaluation (MiDA-FBO) surveys. Aside her administrative roles, Rose designs CSPro setup for data entry, co-ordinates data entry and post-coding of questionnaires.
Dorcas holds an M.A in African Sustainable Communities at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Israel, M.A Development Studies at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER); Ghana and B.A Social Work/Sociology at the University of Ghana. Together with institutions including Kantar, GABS Research Consult, ISSER, Centre for Social Policy Studies (C.S.P.S), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Dorcas has carried out a number of research work. She has performed data collection and management support for studies such as “Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on SRHR Beneficiaries in Ghana” in 2020; “Investigating the Impact of Mobile Internet Uptake and Use by Women” in 2021; for GABS Consult; She was the co-lead for IWMI’s report “Water and Sanitation provision and responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic in rural Ghana Report” which led to a policy document, shared with relevant stakeholders for ensuing implementation. With her extensive knowledge in qualitative and quantitative methodologies, she has assisted in series of Qualitative analysis research workshops for students at C.S.P.S and Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), using the NVIVO software. Her research areas focus on women, young people with a growing interest in the sustainable use of the ocean. Her publications include “The association between polygyny statuses of currently married and in-union women and attitude towards intimate partner violence against women in Ghana”; and “Voices from the streets: Ghanaian youth recommendations for culturally responsive sexual and reproductive health”.
CAPI Developer / Data Analyst
Prince is a CAPI developer and data manager with over two years of experience. He has a strong track record of delivering high-quality research outputs while adhering to research ethics and quality standards. He is proficient in designing and programming CAPI survey instruments using tools such as CS Pro, Survey Monkey and KoboToolBox. As a data manager, he possesses a strong background in using a variety of statistical software packages including Stata, SPSS, R, and Excel to analyze and manage data to provide clear, accurate insights into complex data sets. Before joining GABS Research Consult Limited Company, he successfully cleaned and managed datasets on prices of Ghana’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) and created digitized maps for Ghana’s 2021 Population and Housing Census at the Ghana Statistical Service. He is a versatile and competent CAPI developer and data manager with excellent technical skills and an eye for detail.