Cadman Attah Mills

Cadman Atta Mills
Former Senior Presidential Advisor, Government of Ghana, B.A. (Brandeis University ’67), Ph.D (Boston College ’72

An economist with more than four decades experience consulting, advising, formulating and supervising the implementation of policies for Sub-Saharan African countries. Was Senior Presidential Economic Advisor for the Government of Ghana (2009 -2016), Advisor to the Africa Regional Vice President of the World Bank (2005 -2006), Sector Manager (Poverty Reduction and Economic Management) at the World Bank covering 13 Central and Western African Countries (2000 -2005), and the World Bank’s Resident Representative in Senegal (1996 – 2000). Has considerable teaching experience as Senior Training Officer at the World Bank’s Economic Development Institute, Macroeconomic Division (1986 – 1991), Senior Lecturer/Researcher (1972 – 1984) at the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (IDEP), and as instructor at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (1970 -1972). Has many publications on Structural Adjustment, social indicators, and industrialization in Africa. Currently, operates his own blog site where he comments on the political economy and change in Ghana (

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