Ghanaian development economist, researcher, social activist. Executive Director, IDEAs
Charles Abugre is the current Executive Director of IDEAs. A Development Economist trained at the University of Ghana Legon and the Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands, his research areas are in public finance, poverty and inequalities and natural resource governance. He has co-authored publications in international taxation and tax justice, African debt and development finance and is a regular contributor to the African Governance Report and the African Economic Report published by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He was previously a senior public servant with the Government of Ghana, a regional director for the UN Millennium Campaign (UNDP), head of research and policy at Christian Aid UK and lecturer at Swansea University, UK. He serves as a non-Executive Director of the Tax Justice Network among others.
He also has extensive experience with various consultancies and missions related to evaluations, reviews, program development, capacity development, and research and analysis both within Ghana and the UK but also Nigeria, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Africa, Netherlands, and the US, among other countries.