History of the Institute

The Mutatio Institute was established by a group of young Ghanaian alumni of the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) fellowship in Public Policy and Good Governance (PPGG). Upon their return to Ghana and having served in various sectors of policy, governance and development, the returnees identified major lacunae in the public sector especially concerning subject matter expertise, quality control systems and limited avenues for mentoring and skills development. The observation bore from the mutual experiences of the founding members who failed to either match their freshly acquired skills and expertise in relevant departments of the public sector or faced fierce resistance from the few available vacancies wherein their competencies could be well tailored. However their fortunes converged in the civil society sector which was the avant garde of knowledge innovation, public and policy advocacy.

In lieu of assimilating into the Non Profit job sector where their expertise was most sought but not necessarily alloyed to the immediate demands and deficits of the public sector, the idea of playing a concrete role in domestic governance and policy making had gained fruition and resulted in the decision to co-found a policy and research institute that could optimize the training and expertise of these young professionals by providing the needed professional services to the public sector and serve as an integrating platform for other returnee professionals who desire to apply their research competencies to public sector governance. The Institute was registered in May 2014 and was subsequently launched on the 14th of November 2014.