Upcoming Events:



Africa House Fireside Chat with H.E. Ambassador Fatima Kyari Mohammed, African Union Permanent Observer to the United Nations

2019 Africa House Fellowship Presentations & Awards Ceremony

Yaw Nyarko ADvocacy Presentation on “Recruiting International Migrant Labor: Theory and Evidence (UAE)” at NYU Abu Dhabi


Economic Theory and Commodities Research Highlighted at the UAE Official Trade and Investment Mission to Ghana

Africa House/CTED Highlight Video

Yaw Nyarko Presentation on Gulf Migration Research at the Abu Dhabi Dialogue Senior Officials’ Meeting

In Conversation with H.E. Dr. Jakaya M. Kikwete, Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania (2005-2015)

Ghana TV Features Yaw Nyarko’s Commodities Research in Ghana and the UAE


Yaw Nyarko Presents Technology and Commodities Research at the Sustainable Development Goals Conference “Mobilizing support and accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa” hosted by H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana

Yaw Nyarko Hosts Commodities Exchange Program and Business Roundtable for Vice President of Ghana, H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia; H.E. Jamal Al Jarwan, Secretary General, UAE Investors Council; H.E. Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Saleh, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade and Industry of the UAE; members of the Ghana and Ethiopia Commodities Exchanges and the UAE business community

In Conversation with President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), Dr. Benedict O. Oramah  

Yaw Nyarko Hosts Presidential Town Hall with Ghana’s President H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo

Ghana Commodities Exchange (GCX) Launches Warehouse Receipt System


DRI 2016 Annual Conference Presentation “Are the Migrants Better Off? Let Them Decide!"

With the theme “Sustainable Cities and Structural Transformation,” Yaw Nyarko Hosts the African Development Bank Presentation of the 2016 “African Economic Outlook” Report

Yaw Nyarko Moderates the “Namibia Commerce and Prosperity Forum” with Namibia’s President H.E. Dr. Hage G. Geingob, Minister of Finance, Minister of Mines and Energy, Minister of Economic Planning, and Minister of Industrialization

Migration research featured in The National article “UAE labour mobility reforms create winners and losers”

Migration research featured in The Economist article “Migrant workers in the UAE: Wages of chagrin”


Inauguration of the Kumawu Palace Museum with Barima Sarfo Tweneboa Kodua (Kumawumanhene) and Ghana Minister of Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts, Hon. Elizabeth Ofosu-Adjare

Yaw Nyarko’s Presentation on "Cross-border Technology Flows for Success: The African Mobile Revolution" at DRI's 2015 Annual Conference “Beyond the Nation State”


Yaw Nyarko's Presentation on "How Indigenous Cocoa Entrepreneurs Transformed Ghana" at 2013 DRI Annual Conference "Beyond the Nation: Pioneering Studies on How Development Spreads"


Yaw Nyarko Signs MOU with Ethiopian Commodities Exchange (ECX) on Behalf of NYU Africa House, the Development Research Institute (DRI), and the Center for Technology and Economic Development (CTED) to conduct a research evaluation of the ECX. Mr. Bemnet Aschenaki, Chief Strategy Officer of ECX, and Nyarko presented the objectives and scope of the partnership in a press conference at ECX offices in Addis Ababa.

Financial Access Initiative (FAI) and Micro Save interview with Yaw Nyarko on the book “Portfolios of the Poor” and its influence on development research

Yaw Nyarko Hosts “Somalia, the Horn of Africa and Food Security” Conference with Former President of Ghana, Jerry Rawlings (1993-2001) in Collaboration with NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute


Yaw Nyarko Hosts Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Chief Executive Officer of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange (ECX) for a presentation on “The Making of a Market: How the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange Came to Be”


Audio: BBC interview on the Millennium Development Goals

William Easterly and Yaw Nyarko on winning the 2009 BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge in Development Cooperation Award