ISSR – Ghana

The Institute for Social, Statistical and Economic Research ISSER …

… is based at the University of Ghana in Legon and has a long track record of research on regional economic and social issues in West Africa. ISSR is partner of DRC Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty.

Land Project Papers;
Institutional Research Projects;
Academic Training;
Economy of Ghana Network;
Contact. ISSER, University of Ghana, Legon, PO Box 74, Legon, Accra, Ghana, Tel: +233 21 501182, Fax: +233 21 512504, Website.

About: ISSER was established by the University of Ghana in 1962 as the Institute of Statistics, to provide a programme of teaching and research in statistics, with particular reference to the methodology, collection and analysis of official statistics. It was also to advise interested bodies on statistical design, analysis and computer programming. A UN Statistical Training Centre, also established in 1962 to run middle-level Statistical Training Programmes for Public Servants in Africa, was brought under the auspices of the Institute in 1966. It was later realised that expanding the scope of the Institute to include fundamental and applied research in the social sciences, to establish the basic data needed for effective development and modernisation, would be beneficial to the nation as a whole. It is in line with this vision that the Institute was converted, in 1969, into the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER). The United Nations continued its support of statistical training until 1972 when ISSER fully took over … (full text).

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