James Kwame
Senior Lecturer
Office Location: 
GBS 13 Third Floor

Dr. James Kwame Mensah is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Administration and Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School. Dr. Mensah is also a fellow at the Penn Institute of Urban Research (Penn IUR), University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mensah’s research focuses on improving the performance of public sector employees and the development of local economies to improve the quality of life for all residents in local and rural communities. He also researches in the area of urban informality in its multiple dimensions ― economy, informal settlements, livelihood, among others. His research publications have appeared in top tier journals including International Review of Administrative Sciences, International Journal of Manpower, Urban Forum, International Journal of Public Administration, Local Economy, Development Southern Africa, International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, Public Organisation Review, and Management Research Review.  He served as adhoc reviewer for several international journals. Dr. Mensah has consulted for several organisations including Women in Informal Employment: Globalising and Organising (WIEGO), United Cities and Local Government Africa (UCLGA), Commonwealth Local Government Forum (CLGF), 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), C40 cities, Dalberg Global Development Advisors, and Inter-Ministerial Coordinating Committee on Decentralisation (IMCC).