Maxwell Okrah holds a B. A. in Integrated Development Studies from University for Development Studies and MSc in Development Policy and Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, all in Ghana. Maxwell’s research interest covers Decentralized participation in planning and budgeting and local capacity. Specifically, his PhD research is interested is related to legislative framework for participation and its implementation at local level of governance in decision making. Prior to his PhD study, Maxwell was working as a Lecturer at the University for Development in Ghana.