Dr. Daniel Dramani Kipo-Sunyehzi

Research Fellow

Dr Daniel Dramani Kipo-Sunyehzi is a Research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy (LECIAD), University of Ghana. He has his training in the Department of Political Science and Legon Centre for International Affairs and Diplomacy. He was also trained in Department of Public Administration and Organisation Theory, University of Bergen, Norway. 

Research Interest
Dr Daniel Dramani Kipo-Sunyehzi areas of scholarship include Public Administration and Public Policy, Social Policy and Social Welfare, Health Policy and Health Systems, Universal Health Coverage, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Foreign Policy and International Politics. Methodologically, he is inclined towards qualitative and mixed research methods and with some theoretical insights on principal-agent and stewardship, rational choice, structure-agency, welfare, human security critical theory among others. Philosophical issues: holism, individualism, rationalism, structure-agency relationships in areas of foreign policy and health care policies and provision are areas of interest to the researcher.  

Dr Daniel Dramani Kipo-Sunyehzi has conducted four research projects namely road safety from the African Union perspective, implementation of National Health Insurance Scheme in Ghana in rural Ghana and similar study in urban Ghana from public-private organisational perspectives. His current research project is on an international perspective on mental health law in Ghana. Plans are underway to extent the study to Liberia particularly E.S Grant Mental Health Hospital in Monrovia. 

Dr Daniel Dramani Kipo-Sunyehzi performs several services/duties in LECIAD. Currently, he coordinates the quarterly publication known as the ‘Conflict Watch’ in the Centre. This publication reports on conflict spots and potential conflict issues in Ghana. It serves as ‘early warning tool’ and to encourage stakeholders to be more proactive in identifying and managing latent issues of competing interests, so they do not lead to full blown violent conflict in society. Also, Assistant Editor, Legon Journal of International Affairs (LEJIA). From September 2018.

Dr Daniel Dramani Kipo-Sunyehzi received the prestigious Norwegian Government Quota Scheme Scholarship for 6 years (2009-11); (2012-2015). He also received the Meltzer Research Fund in 2015 and 2013, a small grant from the Institut Francais de Recherche en Afrique (IFRA) in 2009.

Teaching Courses
•    Public Administration (First Semester). 
•    Issues in Public Administration (Second Semester). 
•    Issues in International Politics (First Semester). 

He has at eight (8) international peer-reviewed journals and two books. He attended over six international conferences and presented conference papers in these countries: Germany, United Kingdom, France, Norway and Cameroon. Some selected publications at the Centre include:

Kipo-Sunyehzi, D. D. (2020). Global Social Welfare and Social Policy Debates: Ghana’s Health Insurance Scheme Promotion of the Well-Being of Vulnerable Groups. Journal of Social Service Research, 1-15. Routledge: https://doi.org/10.1080/01488376.2020.1716919

Kipo-Sunyehzi, D.D (2019). Public-Private Organizations Behaviour: the Paradoxes in the Implementation of Ghana’s Health Insurance Scheme. Public Organiz Rev 10.1 Springer https://doi.org/10.1007/s11115-019-00461-5

Kipo-Sunyehzi, D. D., Ayanore, A. A., Dzidornu, D. K. and Yakubu, A. Y. (2019). Ghana’s Journey towards Universal Health Coverage: The Role of the National Health Insurance Scheme. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2020, 10(1), 94-109. MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10010009

Kipo-Sunyehzi, D.D., Attuquayefio, P. K. and Sunyehzi, J. K. (2019).  Street-level Bureaucrats’ Coping Strategies and How They Affect Public Service Delivery in Ghana. Journal of the Social Sciences 60(1-3), 9-20. Routledge: Taylor & Francis https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjss20
Ayanore MA, Amuna N, Aviisah M, Awolu A, Kipo-Sunyehzi DD, Mogre V, Ofori-Asenso R, Gmanyami JM, Kugbey N and Gyapong M. (2019). Towards Resilient Health Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Systematic Review of the English Language Literature on Health Workforce, Surveillance, and Health Governance Issues for Health Systems Strengthening. Annals of Global Health, 85(1): 113, 1–15.  National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), PubMed DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/aogh.2514 

Kipo-Sunyehzi, D.D. (2018). Principal-Agent Problems in Implementation of Ghana’s Health Insurance Scheme. Journal of Operations and Supply Chain Management, 11(2), 59-74.  EconPapers, Örebro University School of Business.

Educational Qualifications

PhD, University of Bergen, Norway. M.Phil. University of Bergen, Norway.

MA and BA, University of Ghana, Legon.

Areas of Research

International Public Administration, Public Policy, International Health Policy, Universal Health Coverage

Email: dkipo-sunyehzi@ug.edu.gh