Maxwell Oteng

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Provides strategic leadership for IDinsight's Ghana Learning Partnership, and is deeply passionate about helping to build the cultural ecosystems for the use of evidence in public policy in Africa.

Maxwell Oteng is an Associate Director at IDinsight, based in Accra, Ghana.

Maxwell provides strategic leadership for IDinsight's Ghana Learning Partnership that supports Ghana's Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation to become a champion for the use of evidence in policy. He works with senior government officials and ministries to reinforce the use of evidence in decision making to impact lives. He leads IDinsight's efforts to support Ghana's Ministry of Education to implement interventions to improve quality of learning in senior secondary education. Maxwell is very passionate about the use of evidence in public policy. He is deeply committed to helping African governments build the cultural ecosystems of evidence-based decision making at the levels of local governments.

Before joining IDinsight, Maxwell taught Economics at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), Chapman University and Maryville College.

Maxwell has a B.A in Economics from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, M.A. in International Relations from the International University of Japan (IUJ) and PhD in International Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Additional education include Credentials of Core Readiness from Harvard Business School and a Certificate in Data Analysis from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He speaks English, Twi and very basic Japanese.


List of Projects


Selected Publications

  • "Ghana needs inclusive development, not necessarily an inclusive government", www.ghanaweb.com, January 11, 2013 . (Article)

  • "Technology and economic development" www.ghanaweb.com, May 5, 2011. (Article)

  • "Ideas that may just help us fight corruption in Ghana" www.ghanaweb.com, February 13, 2011 . (Article)

  • "A national conversation about unconventional ideas for development, Part I", www.ghanaweb.com, August 18, 2009. (Article)

  • "A national conversation about unconventional ideas for development, Part II", www.ghanaweb.com, August 20, 2009. (Article)

  • "A national conversation about unconventional ideas for development, Part III", www.ghanaweb.com, August 22, 2009. (Article)

  • "A National Conversation about Unconventional Ideas for Development, Part IV", www.ghanaweb.com, August 24, 2009. (Article)


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