MIGNEX Background Paper
Migration-relevant policies in Ghana
This paper describes migration management regulations and practices in Ghana and identification of opportunities for improved approaches, drawing upon the data collected about policy approaches and outcomes.
Interest in migration policy has increased since the launch of Ghana’s National Migration Policy in 2016. Many programmes and initiatives exist, but there is incoherence across core objectives.
The ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol and a ban on migration to Gulf States have both impacted migration flows, with positive and negative consequences for development.
Viewed as a source of financial and intellectual investment, key initiatives have also been designed to engage the Ghanaian and wider African diaspora to support national development in Ghana.