Dr. Kwesi Botchwey ist ein führender Politiker und Hochschullehrer Ghanas.



Botchwey hat an der Universität von Ghana in Legon, Accra seinen Bachelor (LL.B.) in Rechtswissenschaften abgeschlossen. Später wechselte er an die juristische Fakultät der Yale Universität in den USA, um hier den Master (LL.M.) in Rechtswissenschaften abzulegen. Er promovierten an der Universität von Michigan.


Botchwey hatte zunächst in der Militärjunta unter Jerry Rawlings (1981-1992) und später während der Präsidentschaft von Rawlings (1992-2001) nach der Demokratisierung des Landes den Posten des Finanzministers in Ghana zwischen 1982 und 1995 inne.


Nach seiner Promotion lehrte Botchwey an der Universität von Sambia, der Universität von Dar es Salaam in Tansania und der Universität von Ghana.

Botchwey war an der Universität Harvard tätig und wechselte später an die Tufts Universität, an der er den Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftsentwicklung Professor of Practice in Development Economics innehat.

Positionen in chronologischer Reihenfolge

  • Vorsitzender, Africa Development Policy Ownership Initiative (2003-heute)
  • Vorsitzender, Economic Committee of the Global Coalition for Africa (GCA) (1991-2002)
  • Leiter der Geschäftsführung, African Capacity Building Foundation (1998-2003)
  • Direktor, Africa Programs and Research, Center for International Development, Harvard Universität (1998-2002)
  • Berater der World Bank, Mitarbeit am 1997 World Development Report
  • Berater, Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID)(1996-1997)
  • Vorsitzender, African Population Advisory Committee (APAC) (1996-1998)
  • Finanzminister in Ghana (1982-1995)

An verschiedenen weiteren Kommissionen hat Botchwey teilgenommen und war Mitglied verschiedener Organisationen, so dass hier nur eine Auswahl aufgelistet ist.


  • "The New Partnership for Africa’s Economic Development: Internal and External Visions," NEPAD: Internal and External Visions and Influences (2003) (engl.)
  • "Wither the Partnership Agenda in Development Cooperation: A Country perspective," 4th Conference on Evaluation and Development, World Bank (2001) (engl.)
  • "Implementing Debt Relief for the HIPCs," (co-author), Center for International Development, Harvard Universität (1999)

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