Mr. Adjaye has been an Advisor or Consultant to national agencies
Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye is anEconomic, Financial and Business Consultant who has been practicing in Ghana since 1993 after
practicing in the USA from 1985 to 1992.
In Ghana Mr. Adjaye has been an Advisor or Consultant to national agencies[Bank of Ghana, Ministries of Finance & Economic Planning,
of Environment, Science& Technology, of Tourism, of Trade & Industry, Ghana Export Promotion Authority, etc.]; tointernational
organizations[World Bank, Africa Project Development Facility (APDF) of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), International
Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and African Development Bank]; todonor agencies[German technical cooperation Agency (GTZ),
Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), and Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)]; and to the private
sector[Anglogold Ashanti Ghana, Newmont Ghana Gold, Ghana Bauxite/ALCAN, Ghana Manganese Co., etc.].
KWAMENA ESSILFIE ADJAYE
Financial and Business Consultant
Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye recently finalized the Action Plan of the National Employment Policy (NEP) as a Consultant to the International
Labour Organization (ILO), and the National Occupational Safety and Health Policy as a Consultant to the Ministry of Employment and
Labour Relations (MELR).
Mr. Adjaye is currently a member of the Technical Advisory Team for the 40-year development plan. He was the Rapporteur-General for the
National Economic Forum in Senchi, Ghana, in May 2014. For the National Economic Forum in Accra, Ghana, in September 1997,
Mr. Adjaye was the Rapporteur (Resource Person) for the Manufacturing Syndicate Group. As a member of the Post-Forum Technical Drafting Committee,
he played the lead role in the preparation of the Action Plans for the implementation of the forum’s recommendations.
Mr. K. E. Adjaye served as an Advisor to the President and Ministers of Finance & Economic Planning of Ghana from January 2001 to December 2008,
during which period he also served as the Economic Consultant on the Transition sub-Committee on Energy in early January 2001, also served as
an Advisor in the Ministry of Energy from late January to May 2001, and also advised and assisted the Ministry for Private Sector
Development with its projects from January 2002 to June 2003.
Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye has been a Lecturer in the Seminar Series of the graduate level Economic Policy Management Program of the Department
of Economics, University of Ghana, Legon since September 2005, lecturing occasionally on oil and gas, migration, remittances, debt relief
(the HIPC initiative), currency redenomination, and other topical economic and financial issues.
Mr. Adjaye was a Visiting Scholar in Economics at the Department of Economics of the George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA,
from September 1991 to December 1992, during which time he held a seminar on economic growth theory at the Department and at the
Macroeconomic Adjustment and Growth Division of the World Bank in February 1992, and a workshop on the macroeconomics of growth at the
Department in April 1992.
While a consultant and private researcher he held a seminar on economic growth theory at the Department of Economics, State University of
New York at Albany, USA,and at the Development Research and Policy Analysis Department of the United Nations, New York, USA, in April 1987.
Mr. K. E. Adjaye also was an Honorary Fellow in International Marketing at the Graduate School of Business, the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, USA, from September 1984 to December 1985.
Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye started and operated an agricultural project company in Ghana from 1981 to 1984, and an agricultural export
brokerage firm in the USA from 1982 to 1984.
Mr. Adjaye earned an MA in Economics in 1980 and a BS in Business Administration and Economics in 1976, both from the
State University of New York at Albany, USA.
Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye was a Trainer and Supervising Observer for the Ghana Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) during the
December 2000 Ghana elections. He was a member of the US’s International Republican Institute’s (IRI’s) international observer team for
the landmark December 1992 Kenya elections. He was added to the United Nations list of international election experts after the Kenya elections.
Mr. Adjaye comments on budgets and economic, business and financialdevelopments through occasional articles for the Daily Graphic,
The Chronicle and other papers;speaks on these subjects at seminars, etc.;and appears as a guest on these subjects on public affairs
programs on TV and radio in and outside Ghana.
Kwamena Essilfie Adjaye is the Interim Chairman of the Ghana Growth and Development Platform (GGDP), www.ghanagdp.org, a non-partisan group
that discusses, writes working and current issue papers, and lobbies for changes in policies, programs and projects to ensure that Ghana
grows and develops faster.