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Consultant Technical Advisory Services, Project Manger , International Development; International non profit
Accra, Ghana
Development Economist with expertise in Regional Development planning and implementation, Agriculture Food Security and Commodity Value Chain Programming, FBO management, design and use of Monitoring & Evaluation Systems
Expertise in Evidence based Project Development Management and Agriculture Commodity Value Chain
Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
Professional Experience:
Development Economist, CEO of MIGALS Consulting Services Ltd.

Nana Oforiwaa Koranteng, a Development Economist, with over 30years experience in development planning is the CEO and Principal Consultant at MIGALS Services Ltd. Her expertise is in the design and monitoring the implementation of Regional/Rural development programs, the design and use of Monitoring & Evaluation Systems, Agriculture Policy, Food Security and Commodity Value Chain Programming and design of Market- oriented agriculture extension delivery programs.

Nana provided Technical Consulting Advisory Services to the erstwhile Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) Food Security Program in Ghana for 14 years. Her main contribution to the program was in designing and monitoring the implementation of CIDA’s national and regional food security and agriculture programs particularly in the northern regions of Ghana, where food insecurity and poverty have been acute. She has participated in the design of CIDA's (now Global Affairs Canada GAC) major food security programs in Ghana including the Food and Agriculture Budget Support programs (FABS) and led design of the on-going Modernization of Agriculture in Ghana (MAG) and the Technical Education for a Modernized Agriculture in Ghana (TEDMAG) Project
Her achievements in development planning span the sectors of agriculture and rural development, management of commodity value chains for rural economic transformation, women economic empowerment and development, and local participation in decentralized governance. She has acknowledged expertise in promoting Results-based and Evidence based development programming. Nana Koranteng provides training in evidence-based planning and market-oriented extension advisory services.
Nana is a strong advocate of value addition to agriculture commodities in increasing wealth and transforming rural subsistence farming into market-oriented demand-driven economically viable economies. She believes the achievement of this objective is highly dependent on the transformation of Ghana's production based extension delivery into a service that is responsive to commodity value chain facilitation

Nana is a firm advocate of promoting Gender Equity in development as the most effective vehicle to achieving Gender Equality. She is a strong advocate of empowering rural and vulnerable women through the strategic harnessing of natural and physical resources for wealth creation and economic independence

She has undertaken consultancy services for the UNDP, WFP, the World Bank and the European Union in monitoring and evaluation, country program designs, community development and gender-based micro-financing.
She has provided technical support services on behalf of the Australian Aid Program in strengthening capacities of Farmer Based Organizations (FBOs)in Ghana.

On behalf of the World Bank, Nana designed a community-based monitoring instruments for traditional authorities in monitoring the implementation of development projects in their communities.

She has written a number of papers covering Rural Development, Food Security, Monitoring and Evaluation, Farmer Based Organizations and Sector Wide Approaches to Development.

As a hobby, Nana has published a booklet called “Akwaaba- Twi for Tourist” to help visitors and non-Akan speakers learn basic Twi and gain cultural knowledge about Ghana (Twi an Akan dialect is arguably the most spoken local language in Ghana)

Nana Koranteng is a member of the African Evaluators Association and the Ghana Monitoring and Evaluation Forum. She is a member of the Ghana Institute of Planners

ITC,Enschede The Netherlands (MSc)-Survey Integration for Development and development Economics

ITC Enschede Netherlands (PG DIp.)-Integrated Surveys for Natural Resource Development Planning

MCTC Haifa, Israel(PG Dip.)- Community Development

Twente University Netherlands (PG Cert)- Rural Energy Planning

Economic Development Institute (EDI) Washington- Cert. Managing the Project Cycle

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana (BSc)- Development Planning
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Some French
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