Policy brief

ILO Youth Country Briefs: Ghana

This analytical Brief summarises youth labour markets, the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment, and the school-to-work transition in Ghana and its evolution in recent years. It identifies where youth labour market outcomes indicate recovery and where challenges remain in Ghana.

This Brief looks at the current situation of youth employment in Ghana, summarising youth labour markets, the school-to-work transition (SWT) in the country and its evolution in recent years. It discusses the main characteristics of, and trends in, the country’s youth labour market and observable changes since 2017 and 2021. It identifies key youth employment related policy initiatives in the country and summarises the main issues and challenges in Ghana.