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Ghana

Demographic Data

  • Total Population: 26.79 million
  • Population under 15: 39%
  • Life Expectancy at Birth: 61 years
  • Human Development Index: 140 out of 188
  • World Bank Status: Lower middle income
  • HIV/AIDS Prevalence: 1.5%
  • Mean Household Composition: 3.5 members
  • Female-Headed Households: 34%
  • Early Marriage (% of children married by 18 years): 21%

Sources: World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP HDR 2015, DHS 2014

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List of Organisations

Abu Ibrahim Azebre - Modern Ghana,

This article from Modern Ghana calls attention to child protection concerns in Ghana amidst the Coronavirus crisis in the country.

Joana Salifu Yendork - New Ideas in Psychology,

In the present paper, the Ecological Systems Theory is used to depict different vulnerabilities associated with orphanhood in the Ghanaian context.

Ebenezer Cudjoe, Alhassan Abdullah, Marcus Y. L. Chiu - Journal of Family Issues,

With a recent interest by stakeholders in Ghana to consider kinship care as an alternative care option in child welfare policy, this study explores current kinship care challenges to help identify and address potential setbacks for policy and practice recommendations.

Alhassan Abdullah, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Esmeranda Manful - Child & Family Social Work,

There is little empirical evidence on how to improve the well‐being and safety of children in informal kinship care in Ghana. Thus, this study reports findings from in‐depth interviews with 15 young people, 18 to 23 years, from Banda—an ethnic group where informal kinship care is an accepted cultural practice.

Department of Social Welfare, UNICEF,

This Guideline aims to further provide technical guidance to child protection workers in Ghana to better respond to child protection risks during the COVID-19 pandemic through case management, including psychosocial support.

Kwabena Frimpong-Manso, Ishmael Tagoe, Stella Mawusi Mawutor - Southern African Journal of Social Work and Social Development,

This qualitative research explored the motivations and challenges of foster parents in Accra, Ghana.

Alhassan Abdullah, Ebenezer Cudjoe, Clifton Robert Emery, Margarita Frederico - Journal of Adolescence,

This study reports findings from interviews with young adults with experience of kinship care in Ghana, about what lessons their kinship care experiences provided in their transition to adulthood.

Ebenezer Cudjoe, Lars Uggerhøj, Alhassan Abdullah - Children and Youth Services Review,

The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of young people with child protection meetings, in order to develop better ways to improve children’s participation in child protection in Ghana.

UNICEF Ghana, Department of Social Welfare of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection,

These Standards for Foster Care are available to all stakeholders engaged in the protection, care and support of children where foster care provision may be required. These Standards are intended to guide social workers and other service providers in monitoring foster care services.

Government of Ghana, UNICEF,

This comprehensive Strategic Plan expounded on the implementation priorities and modalities towards the achievement of the Department of Social Welfare (DSW)’s mandate which leads to the promotion of an operative welfare system in Ghana.