Araba Maanan Blankson is a Programmes Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA). She is responsible for organising advocacy engagements which provoke dialogue to shape policy and bring about reform. Her previous experiences include working at the International Monetary Fund’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for West Africa (AFRITAC West 2/IMF) and the Rita Marley Foundation in Ghana.
She holds an MSc in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK, which she attended as a Commonwealth Shared Scholar. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in French and Political Science from the University of Ghana.