Philipa Birago Akuoko

PhD student

Postal Address
Universität Bern
Geographisches Institut
Politische Stadtforschung und nachhaltige Raumentwicklung
Hallerstrasse 12
CH-3012 Bern
2022- PhD student in Geography, Universität Bern

Mphil Development Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology


BA Geography and Reource Development with French, University of Ghana, Legon 

  • Urban development 
  • Spatial planning
  • Informality 
  • Women's work

Conference Paper

Akuoko P B (2018) What redevelopment means to the informal worker, held in University of Manchester, under the theme “DSA 2018 Global Inequalities”, June 27th – 29th, 2018

Journal Publications

Aggrey, V., Akuoko, P. B., & Amoako-Arhen, A. (2022). Shadow men: The third wheel of public transport in Ghana. Journal of Urban Affairs, 1-14.

Akuoko P.B., Amoako C., & Owusu Ansah J. (2021) Compliance, Resistance and Innovation: Reflections of informal traders’ responses to Kejetia Redevelopment in Central Kumasi, Ghana. African Geographical Review.

Akuoko, P.B., Aggrey, V., & Mengba, J.D. (2021). Mothering with a career during a pandemic; the case of the Ghanaian woman. Gender, Work and Organization.

Akuoko, P.B., Aggrey, V., & Amoako-Arhen, A. (2021). Ghana’s informal economic sector in the face of a pandemic. Social Sciences & Humanities Open, 3(1), 100094.


Akuoko, P.B., Aggrey, V., & Amoako-Arhen, A. (2021) Current state of affairs: Ghana’s informal economic sector in the face of a Pandemic. Arts and Social Science Journal 12 (474)

Blog Post

Akuoko, P.B.  & McCluskey, R (2022, June 24). How will the E-levy impact the informal sector in Ghana?. International Centre for Tax and Development.