MIGNEX Case Study Briefs
Migration and development dynamics in Gbane, Ghana
Major development interventions have contributed to a prominent mining sector in Gbane. Yet a lack of job opportunities and severe land degradation are having an increasing impact on lives and livelihoods.
Over half of young adults (65%) in Gbane consider it difficult to earn a living and feed a family.
Internal migration, both to and from Gbane, is a major livelihood strategy for young adults. This, however, varies considerably between men and women.
While international migration is a common aspiration, it is perceived as a distant option. Less than 1% of young adults have lived abroad for at least one year.