Enoch Randy Aikins is a development practitioner, policy analyst and researcher on African development and governance. Since May 2021, he has worked with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria as a Researcher in the African Futures and Innovation programme, where he analyses trends and futures of African development. Before that, Enoch was a research officer at the Institute for Democratic Governance (IDEG) in Accra, in charge of local governance and public sector reforms, where he championed and advocated for local governance reforms in Ghana. He worked as a research assistant (economic division) with the Institute for Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana.
Also, since 2021, Enoch has been volunteering as a columnist for the Daily Graphic newspaper in Ghana, where he writes on various governance and developmental issues confronting Ghana and Africa. Enoch’s interests include African politics and governance, economic development, public sector reform, poverty, and inequality.
He has a MPhil in Economics (2017) and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics (2014) from the University of Ghana, Legon. With over 40 publications, Enoch has expertise in policymaking and analysis for Africa’s development.