Mrs. Stella D. Williams
Mrs. Stella Dede Williams is the current Director for Monitoring & Evaluation at the Ministry of Finance, Ghana.Mrs. Williams graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 1986 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Planning. She also obtained a Master’s Degree in Development Studies (with specialization in Local & Regional Development) from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, the Netherlands in 1998.
She started her career at the Ministry of Finance in 1989 and has gained extensive experience in Economic Policy Management. She has held positions in various Divisions in the Ministry. She was a key player in the development of Ghana’s first Public Investment Programme, the development of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and reforms in Public Financial Management. Stella was also at one point Coordinator for the Government’s Financial Sector Reform Programme and played an active role in promoting the aid effectiveness agenda in Ghana.
Before taking up her current position as the Director for Monitoring and Evaluation , she was seconded to the African Development for three years as a Senior Advisor to the Executive Director representing, Ghana, Gambia Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
Mrs. Williams has held several positions at the Ministry of Finance since joining in 1989 as an Assistant Economic Planning Officer, Investment and Project Analysis Division. These include Economics Officer – Investment and Project Analysis Division; Senior Economics Officer – Budget Division; Senior Economics Officer – Officer in Charge of Complaints Desk for Revenue Agencies & Parliamentary Liaison; Senior Economics Officer – Attached to the Office of the Minister of Finance & Economic Planning; Principal Economics Officer-Seconded to the Ministry of Education and Sports (Office of the Minister); Principal Economics Officer (Financial Sector Division); Principal Economics Officer/Project Coordinator, World Bank Funded Economic Capacity Building Project- Financial Sector Reform (EMCB-FSR Project); Chief Economics Officer – External Resource Mobilization (Multilateral) Division – Head, African Development Bank & Head, UN Systems Unit.
Stella has held several Memberships on Boards and Committees, including as a Non-Executive Director, Ghana Reinsurance Company & the Ghana National Population Council from 2007 to 2013.
She loves reading, traveling, cooking and gardening, and is married with two adult children.