Dr. Daniel Sakyi is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Department of Economics, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana and a Volkswagen Foundation (VW) Postdoctoral Senior Fellow. He has since 2016 been an expert trainer for Biennial Review (BR) reporting on 2014 Malabo Declaration on accelerated agriculture growth and transformation for shared prosperity and improved livelihoods in Africa facilitated by and African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA), and a regional trade expert and consultant at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). Dr. Sakyi is a member of African Growth and Development Policy Modeling Consortium (AGRODEP) facilitated by IFPRI. He holds BA in Economics and Geography from KNUST, an Erasmus Mundus joint MA in Economics of International Trade and European Integration from University of Antwerp, Belgium, and a PhD in Economics from University of Pisa, Italy. His research interests lie mainly in the area of Economic Growth and Development, international trade, trade facilitation, and regional integration with a focus on Africa and the developing world at large. He has benefited from research grants from a number of international organizations including the VW Foundation, the African Capacity Building Foundation, the International Development Research Centre and Hewlett Foundation, and the International Growth Centre. His research works have appeared in reputed peer reviewed journals and in many international conference proceedings.