Research Output per year
Francis Darko is a Lecturer in Economics. He joined Coventry University in August 2017 after obtaining his PhD in Economics from the University of Kent. He also has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Philosophy degrees in Economics from the University of Cape Coast and University of Ghana, respectively. Prior to his employment at Coventry University, he worked as Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent and Subject Leader for University Foundation Programme in Economics at CATS College, UK. Francis’ main research interests are in the field of Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics. His current research deals, broadly with topics in microfinance and Poverty.
Francis is the Course Director for Stage 2 Economics degree programmes.
Economics, Doctorate, University of Kent
Sep 2012 → Jan 2017
Economics, MSc, University of Ghana
Aug 2008 → Jul 2010
Economics, Degree, University of Cape Coast
Aug 2003 → May 2007
Academic Practice in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, Coventry University
Jan 2018 → Sep 2018
CU Moderator, Lazarski UniversityJan 2018 → …
Associate Lecturer, University of KentSep 2015 → Jul 2017
Subject Leader for University Foundation Programme in Economics, CATS CollegeJan 2014 → Jul 2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of KentAug 2012 → Aug 2015
Teaching Assistant, University of GhanaAug 2010 → Jul 2011
Teaching Assistant, University of Cape CoastJul 2007 → Aug 2008
Research output: Working paper
Microfinance and Poverty Reduction: The Case Study of Selected Institutions in the Greater Accra Region of GhanaDarko, F., 2015, Microfinance and the Millennium Development Goals: Achievements and Strategies for Post 2015. 8th ed. p. 1 31 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding
Activities per year
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference