Frank holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics, and two masters degrees in Demographic and Statistics, all from the University of Ghana. Prior to enrolling in the PhD program, Frank worked as an Assistant Research Fellow at the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), a leading think tank based at the University of Ghana. This role involved working as part of multinational research teams on large scale national surveys and impact evaluations of several government and donor-funded policy issues. Some of the projects worked on involved partners from the World Bank, ILO, UNICEF, USAID, DFID, Itad, UNC-CH and Yale University.
His research interests are in the area of economic development, poverty reduction and social protection. He has a strong interest in the demographic correlates and determinants of poverty, as well as the normative principles of socio-economic policy. He is a part of the Transfer Project, a multi-country study examining the impacts of unconditional cash transfers on livelihoods of the core poor.