Richard joined the National Development Planning Commission in 2008 as a Planning Analyst attached to the Development Policy Division and rose through the ranks.  Prior to joining NDPC, he worked with the University of Ghana, Legon as a Research/ Project Analyst in various capacities and on a number of projects gaining experience in Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Research and Development (R&D), Agribusiness/Micro-finance, and Entrepreneurship.
He is currently a Chief Analyst (Deputy-Director) providing leadership for strategic research and innovation for development planning, as well as being responsible for broad economic development policy coordination and analysis, including macro-economic modeling and forecasts. Over the period, Richard has been the technical rapporteur for the Thematic Committee of the Commission on Economic Policy. Also, he has been consistently managing the coordination of economic policy assignments providing technical and administrative support to the preparation of the Medium-Term Development Policy Frameworks (2010-13; 2014-17; 2018-21 and 2022-25) as well as its corresponding President’s Coordinated Programme of Economic and Social Development Policies (2010; 2014; 2017 and related updates). 
Richard holds a BSc. degree in Agricultural Economics and an MPhil. in Agricultural Economics with concentrations in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics from the University of Ghana, Legon. He is credited to have provided lead coordination in the NDPC-MoEN collaborative organisation of an International Conference on Avoiding the Oil-Curse in Ghana (2011) and subsequent publication of Proceedings & Summary Reports including selected Policy Briefs and Articles.  

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