In recent years, Ghana has undergone major economic, social and political transformations. Given the significant emigration of the Ghanaian population and the recognition of the contributions of the diaspora, Ghanaian authorities are seeking to better understand this pool of talent residing abroad, which has great potential to contribute to the economic and social development of Ghana. This review provides the first comprehensive portrait of the Ghanaian diaspora in OECD countries. By profiling Ghanaian emigrants, this review aims to strengthen knowledge about this community and thus help to consolidate the relevance of the policies deployed by Ghana towards its emigrants.
The OECD series Talent Abroad aims to provide an accurate, updated and dynamic picture of diasporas. Each study in the series covers a specific country of origin and looks at recent emigration flows, the number and characteristics of emigrants, as well as their economic and social integration in destination countries. Studies in the series also discuss return migration, the contribution of emigrants to the economic development of their origin country and policies aiming at fostering the engagement of emigrants with their country of origin.