Sulley Gariba

Government of Ghana
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Dr. Sulley Gariba is a policy analysis, governance and evaluation specialist with over 30 years’ experience in providing governance and strategic advice to Governments, regional and International institutions.

He served as a senior advisor on institutional development for governance and peace-building for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Abuja and member states in 2005-2006. He also specializes in the design and implementation of systems for social and economic policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation of poverty reduction and development effectiveness.

Dr. Gariba is a leader in the international evaluation movement, having been founding President of the International Development Evaluation Association (IDEAS) from 2002 to 2005 and President of the African Evaluation Association from 2007-2009. He advised the secretariat managing the first round Evaluation of the Paris Declaration between 2006 and 2008; has served on several expert panels to assess the evaluation function in UNICEF, the UNDP, AGRA and the World Bank.

At the policy level, Dr Gariba is the longest-serving member on Ghana’s National Development Planning Commission (NDPC). He is a former Executive Director of a policy research and development think-tank, the Institute for Policy Alternatives (IPA-Ghana); and serves on several high-level international panels on evaluation.

Dr. Gariba is Ghanaian, with strong professional, cultural and language capacity across Africa.   He speaks major Ghanaian and Nigerian languages.  He has a PhD in Political Science and a wide range of experience in allied fields of political and socio-economic analysis.