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  • Prof Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost of COH and Harvard School of Public Health Team
  • Prof Codjoe and Canadian High Commissioner
  • Pre COP Climate Festival Group Photo
  • Prof Codjoe and UAPS Council Members
  • Prof Codjoe and IUSSP President Anastasia Gage
  • 2017 Pre COP Climate Festival
  • Trainees at the Willows Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey Training
  • Prof Samuel Agyei-Mensah interacting with Trainees

Statistics, Research and Policy (SRP)

RIPS is at the forefront of training postgraduate population scientists and conducting research in population.  Since all research students must be conversant with survey methods and statistics for analysing population data, SRP is at the helm of affairs to champion this course.   The SRP helps to train students in the theories and methods of social statistics and to expose students to cutting edge statistical practices. The unit equips students with skills to model complex data and demographic methods and serve as experiential training for both MA and PhD students. The Unit focuses on the design and analysis of data, statistical modelling and computations as they are related to Population Studies.  The SRP contributes to the Institute’s programme of organising short courses on survey methods, data analysis, population estimation and projections aimed at other postgraduate students, faculty members from within and outside the University, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) conducting surveys. The Unit is aimed at training students for a career as applied demographers and social statisticians.

The research component seeks to diversify the Institute’s portfolio of a teaching institute to a research one but still covering the teaching areas as expected. RIPS has been conducting cutting edge research studies in the areas of fertility, migration, mortality, global health, environment, climate change, among others.

The policy component translates the research findings into policy briefs and also trains students and middle level career researchers with the skills for preparing such documents. The SRP activities are supported by faculty members with specialities to undertake interdisciplinary research in the areas of population, health, environment, climate change and adaptation, resilience and other areas of emerging issues. The SRP wing of the Institute liaises with industry to make known the research findings and serve as a link to solicit what industry needs from the Institute by way of its research agenda.