E. Gyimah-Boadi is the Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), an independent, non partisan and, non-profit policy research and advocacy organization dedicated to the promotion of democracy, good governance and economic opportunity in Ghana and Africa; and the Afrobarometer, a pan-African survey research project tracking public opinion on political, economic and social developments in African countries. He is also a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Ghana, Legon.
With a PhD from the University of California (Davis) and a BA from the University of Ghana, he has taught in several universities in Africa and the United States, in addition to the University of Ghana.
He has undertaken consultancy assignments and written commissioned reports and published widely on African/Ghanaian democratic governance and economic reform for a wide range of international agencies, including Freedom House, African Development Bank, Economic Commission for Africa, and Transparency International; and served as advisor on the former German President Horst Köhler’s “Partnership with Africa Project”.
A fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, he is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Democracy; the International Advisory Board of the International Center for Transitional Justice (New York); the Founding Advisory Group of the Institute for Integrated Transitions [IFIT] (Madrid); and the Technical Committee and Advisory Council of the Ibrahim Index of African Governance of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation (London). He also serves on the governing council of the Ghana Integrity Initiative (the local chapter of Transparency International); and the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology.