Evans is an experienced development professional with strong passion and skills for research, teaching and public policy consulting. In his current research project (at the Gerhard Haniel Chair of International Development and Public Policy) he focuses on Africa, examining the drivers of growth in contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa, with a special focus on digitalisation, peace and poverty. His research interests include growth & socioeconomic development, poverty, religion, among others. He is versatile, excellent in statistical modelling using SPSS, STATA and R, a brilliant communicator with admirable presentation, facilitation, teamwork and project management skills.
Prior to joining the Willy Brands School, Evans enjoyed research spells at both the German Development Institute (GDI) and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), the later where he (is still affiliated to and) participated in field research projects (with experimental components) in Liberia and Ghana on Religion, Conflict and Sustainable Peace. He has also tutored in various subjects including Multivariate Analysis, Microeconomics, Statistics, etc.
While Evans now holds a doctoral scholarship from the Claussen-Simon Stiftung in Hamburg, his Master of Arts degree in Public Economics, Law & Politics from the Leuphana University of Luneburg was attained through the DAAD Helmut Schmidt Programme for Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG). At the Leuphana University, his selflessness, hard work, excellence, a solid commitment to the development of self and others, an exceptional academic prowess inter alia, earned him the DAAD prize for best international student. His master thesis centred on the vulnerability of Ghana’s middle class to poverty. Evans obtained his bachelor’s degree in Integrated Development studies, with specialisation in Economics and Entrepreneurship Development, from the University for Development Studies in Ghana.
Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt