Victor Osei Kwadwo

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
4. Governance and institutions
7. Social Protection

Victor Osei Kwadwo is a PhD fellow in Economics and Governance at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University. He has broad expertise in political science, economics, and public policy with a special emphasis on urban governance and development. For his PhD, he explores how and why independent local governments cooperation arrangements emerge to address transboundary issues in metropolitan areas.

Selected publications by Victor Osei Kwadwo

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Hajzeri, Arlinda & Victor Osei Kwadwo (eds.), 2019, Investigating integration of edible plants in urban open spaces: Evaluation of policy challenges and successes of implementation, Land Use Policy, 84: 43-48, More information
Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Obaa Akua Konadu, 2019, Can Ghana Afford the Sustainable Development Goal on Education?, African Education Review, DOI:, More information
Osei Kwadwo, Victor & E Boadi Mensah (eds.), 2016, District Creation In Ghana:: A Political Expedience Or Poverty Alleviation Mechanism?, ImaniGhana, More information
Adei, D, Victor Osei Kwadwo & S.K Diko, 2012, An Assessment of the Kwabre District Mutual Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana, Current Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4(5): 372-382

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Konte, Maty, Victor Osei Kwadwo & Tatenda Zinyemba, 2019, Women's political and reproductive health empowerment in Africa: A literature review, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2019-044
Chongcharoentanawat, Patima, Kaleab Haile, Bart Kleine Deters, Tamara A. Kool & Victor Osei Kwadwo, 2016, The affordability of the Sustainable Development Goals: A myth or reality?, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2016-027

Research reports
Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Emmanuel Buadi Mensah, 2016, District creation in Ghana: A political expedience or poverty alleviation mechanism?, Imani Center for Policy and Education, More information

Conference contributions
Osei Kwadwo, Victor & Tatiana Skripka, 2017, Metropolitan governance cooperation and long term environmental objectives: A three-level hierarchical linear model analysis, European Urban Research Association (EURA) Conference ‘Cities Locked in Networks’, 21-24 June 2017, Warsaw, Poland