E.g., 06/27/2017
E.g., 06/27/2017

Country Resource - Ghana

Ghana

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  • Population......................................................................26,908,262 (July 2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate ..............................................................2.18% (2016 est.)
  • Birth rate....................................................30.8 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Death rate.................................................7.1 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................-1.9 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
  • Ethnic groups...........Akan 47.5%, Mole-Dagbon 16.6%, Ewe 13.9%, Ga-Dangme 7.4%, Gurma 5.7%, Guan 3.7%, Grusi 2.5%, Mande 1.1%, other 1.4% (2010 est.)

Note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.

CIA World Factbook

Perhaps best known for its brain drain and the related success of its diaspora, Ghana also has an important role in West African migration patterns, past and present. Micah Bump of Georgetown's Institute for the Study of International Migration takes a detailed look at a country in transition.

Recent Activity

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Perhaps best known for its brain drain and the related success of its diaspora, Ghana also has an important role in West African migration patterns, past and present. Micah Bump of Georgetown's Institute for the Study of International Migration takes a detailed look at a country in transition.
Aderanti Adepoju of the Human Resources Development Centre in Lagos provides an overview of Africa's dynamic migration flows, examining trends ranging from feminization to diversification.