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Dr Chucks J Mba

Deputy Director


Deputy Director, United Nations Regional Institute for Population Studies, Ghana



United Nations
Regional Institute for Population Studies
University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG 96
Legon, Ghana





Dr. Mba is a senior Lecturer and the co-ordinator of academic programmes, as well as the Acting Director’s Assistant at the United Nations Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana. He is the Coordinator of Thematic Research Network on Ageing for the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and a 2002 Laureate of the UAPS Small Grants Program on Population and Development. He has written articles and contributed to book chapters


Key research/capacity building interests


Research Interests

  • Population policies
  • Reproductive health programmes
  • Population ageing and changing family structure
  • Family life and adolescent fertility
  • Impact of HIV/AIDS on older people
  • Living arrangements of older people

Key methodological skills

  • Quantitative data analysis and evaluation
  • Quantitative survey design
  • Qualitative methods

Current/planned research

Modernization and living arrangements of older people in Ghana


Current engagement in capacity building

Training of middle-level manpower in population studies