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  • Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost of College of Humanities (5th from right) and Harvard School of Public Health Team
  • Prof. Codjoe - Director of RIPS (right) and Canadian High Commissioner
  • Snapshot of participants Pre COP Climate Festival
  • Prof. Codjoe (3rd from left) Director of RIPS/President of Union for Africa Population Studies and Council Members
  • Prof. Codjoe (right) President of Union for African Population Studies and Anastasia Gage (left) President of International Union for the Scientific Study of Population
  • 2017 Pre COP Climate Festival
  • Trainees at the Willows Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey Training
  • Prof. Samuel Agyei-Mensah, Provost of College of Humanities interacting with trainees at the Willows Impact Evaluation Baseline Survey Training

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.