The RCC has over the years conducted numerous assignments which are in diverse ways relevant to any research and or consultancy. We always bring to our assignments our several years of research and consultancy experiences which are unrivalled in Ghana.
UPSA has gained a reputation as the oldest Business, Management and Professional education provider with many of its products in key leadership positions in Ghana and elsewhere. The University has undertaken similar projects with good success. The Research and Consultancy Centre has hands-on experience delivering quality research, training services, organizational development and project management. Below is a summary of relevant related corporate assignment undertaken in the past few years.
• Impact Assessment Study for the National Health Insurance Authority
• Developed training manuals which was used to undertake training exercise for Perseus Mining Company. The training was held at the Company’s headquarters at Ayamfuri in the Central Region in July 2016.
• Training of Heads of Department for Ghacem Ghana Limited. During this training, the Research and Consultancy Centre developed the modules for the training. This training was to equip these mangers the skills to effectively lead their various departments.
• National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) capitation education campaign project. We are currently undertaking this project for the NHIA in three regions of Ghana.
• Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation training for key staff of the Ministry of Trade and Industry and its agencies. This training project was funded by the German International Development Cooperation (GIZ) and was aimed at enhancing the capacity of the ministry and its agencies.
• Capacity Gap Assessment for the Government of Ghana. This project involved audit surveys of some Ministries and Departments, reviewing the terms of reference and job descriptions of officialdom, assessing existing human resource capacity and making recommendations to the Ministries concerned.
• Enhancing Management of Natural Resources through the Empowerment of Traditional Leaders in the Oil and Gas Region in Ghana towards Poverty Reduction. Funded by UK Department for International Development (DFID), this research employed multiple research approaches in unravelling the relationship between poverty levels and household utilization of natural resources in selected districts in the Western region of Ghana over the period.
• Development of Effective Administrative Practices and Management Systems Programmes (Food Safety Auditors course): The programme which was a Collective training for Fan-milk, Kasapreko, Food and Drugs Board, Food Research Institute, Nutrition and Food Science Department UG, NAFDAC Nigeria, and Standard Water was collaboration between UPSA and World Food Safety Organization, Malta. It was a one month programme which attracted about 50 participants.
• Development and training of Ghana Cocoa Board staff in Basic Accounting Skills and taxation: This was a training delivered to Staff of Ghana Cocoa Board drawn from their offices throughout the country. A total of 45 participants took part in the training which lasted for two (2) days.
• Development and Training in Effective Internal Audit Practices for Ghana Statistical Service: This was training organized for the Internal audit staff of Ghana Statistical Service. It was a one (1) week programme for twenty five (25) participants drawn from their regional and district offices across the nation.
• Training programme on Concept of Accountability, Public Financial Management Systems and Financial Regulation for Senior Police Officers.
• Training programme on Concept of Accountability, Public Financial Management Systems and Financial Regulation for Senior Army, Navy and Airforce officers from six African Countries.
• Summer School for Senior Public Servants on the issue of Accountability, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Total Quality Management, Environmental and Social Accountability, the Audit Service Act, The Procurement Act. This was done for participants drawn from the Public Sector with sponsorship from the various public entities attended
• In 2012, the RCC also won a project from the Council for Development of Social Scientific Research in Africa (CODESRIA) to initiate a national working group (NWG) for quality enhancement in higher education in Ghana. Expected project deliverables and reports were submitted on time.
• The RCC in 2010 won a World Bank project to develop a national curriculum in Internal Auditing. In both cases project deliverables were submitted on time.