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Key Takeaways from YAFO Policy Dialogue on Unemployment and Talent Retention Challenges in Ghana

This article highlights key points from the fourth edition of the YAFO Institutes 2024 policy dialogue series focused on Ghana’s unemployment challenge and strategies to support entrepreneurs and retain talent for development. It was organized by YAFO Institute, an independent public research organization or think-tank with the core aim of promoting libertarian ideas and free …

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Evaluating Ghana’s Emissions Tax: A Policy Dialogue Perspective.

As Ghana takes major steps to tackle climate change by imposing a Combustion Tax [Emissions Levy Act, 2023, (Act 112)] on vehicles and machinery in important sectors, we must critically analyze the efficacy of such a tax-based method as a response to the climate crisis. While taxation can induce behavioural change and fund environmental projects, it is critical to investigate whether …

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Profit and Principles: Uncovering Moral Values in the Heart of Capitalism

The YAFO Institute’s 2024 Policy Dialogue Series continued with a stimulating panel discussion on the theme: “Bridging Profit and Principles: A Dialogue on Capitalism and Morality.” Mr. Nathaniel Dwamena, the distinguished president of the YAFO Institute, presided over the discussion with skill. Two highly esteemed guests graced the occasion: Mr. Bruce Koerber, a renowned economist …

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Growth Beyond Slogans: Rethinking Ghana’s Agricultural Policies for Progress

The YAFO Institute began its 2024 policy dialogue series on the topic, Beyond Slogans: Rethinking Ghana’s Agriculture – reflections on some key policies and the way forward. The guest speaker for the day was Dr. Haruna Gado Yakubu, an animal scientist, specialized in animal nutrition, food safety, and animal product correlation. In his presentation, Dr. …

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Highlights From the Impactful Leadership in A Dynamic World: Deep Dive with Prof Enoch Opoku Antwi. 

The final event for the YAFO Institute’s Scholar’s Series hosted Prof. Enoch Opoku Antwi, author of Servant Leaders on the theme; Impactful Leadership in a Dynamic World: Unleashing the Power of Servant Leaders on 14th October, 2023. The event focused on discovering the crucial characteristics and actions of servant leaders and also looked at instances …

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Insights from the Encounter with Divine Economy Model – Final Part

The final part of the book review session by the YAFO Institute with Bruce Koerber, the author of Divine Economy Model took place on the 7th of October 2023. The event dubbed, “An Encounter with Divine Economy Model – Final Part” focused on the last two chapters (3 & 4) of the book and discussed how principles of the divine …

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Mastering Grad School: Lessons from ‘The Scholar’s Journey’ Event

The YAFO Institute recently hosted a transformative event called “The Scholar’s Journey,” which will take place on September 30, 2023. This illuminating event was dedicated to advising prospective academics on how to effectively negotiate the complex world of graduate education, with a focus on obtaining financing for master’s and doctorate degrees. Graduate school can be …

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Fintech and Blockchain Solutions: Catalysts for Economic Development and Free Trade in Ghana

Africa’s economic landscape is rapidly evolving, and there is a growing recognition of the role that technology can play in driving economic growth, enhancing financial inclusion, and facilitating cross-border trade. Fintech and blockchain innovations can potentially revolutionize various sectors, including banking, payments, supply chain, and investment, thereby promoting sustainable development in Africa. With its innovative …

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Advancing Free-Market Based Solutions for Sustainable Mining in Ghana: Insights from YAFO Policy Dialogue

The mining sector in Ghana plays a significant role in the country’s economy, particularly in the production of gold. To address the challenges and promote sustainability in the mining industry, the YAFO Institute organized a policy dialogue focused on free market-based solutions for sustainable mining in Ghana. One of the notable presentations during the event …

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Unpacking the Divine Economy Model: Reflections and Key Takeaways from Bruce Koeber

A book review session by the YAFO Institute hosted Bruce Koerber, the author of Divine Economy Model on the 1st of April 2023. The event was dubbed ‘An Encounter with Divine Economy Model’ under the theme: Understanding economics in the environment in which we live and work and the role of institutions in creating prosperity.  The …

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