Ghana II: Migration and Development, Diaspora Affairs

Key facts

Requesting authority: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration
Experts involved: UK (civil society)
Time Frame: July 2014-April 2016


To enhance the Government of Ghana’s capacities to engage diaspora in national development. 


Activity 1: Information session on diaspora capital and first workshop on the development of a Diaspora Engagement Policy

Activity 2: Consultative meeting on the Diaspora Engagement Policy with Ghanaian diaspora representatives in Europe

Activity 3: Remote support for the development of the Ghanaian Diaspora Engagement Policy and Diaspora Survey

Results and outputs

  • The capacities of the relevant Ghanaian authorities to encourage diaspora in contributing to Ghanaian socio-economic development are improved
  • Inter-institutional cooperation, coordination and partnership on diaspora-related issues is strengthened
  • Support is provided to assist the drafting of the Diaspora Engagement Policy
  • Recommendations on implementation modalities of the policy are provided