Overview of Youth Development in Ghana

Boampong, Michael (2021). Overview of Youth Development in Ghana. Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK.

URL: https://books.thecommonwealth.org/overview-youth-d...

Abstract

Over the past two decades, Ghana has improved its social, economic and political structures and reduced inequalities across its population. Nevertheless, a variety of socioeconomic issues still have a particular impact on the youth demographic, including underemployment, a lack of access to quality education, poverty, crime, migration and low civic participation. As the majority of Ghana’s population is under the age of 25, improvements for this demographic have the potential to facilitate a more sustainable and resilient society long-term. This book presents pragmatic policy- and programme related recommendations for how Ghana can move forward, mainstreaming youth issues in its development strategies. For each socio-economic issue, it provides a baseline evaluation that can inform revisions of current policies as well as support the creation of new policies to ensure future success in youth development.

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