Ghana: Resources

2011

  1. Publication

    Research to identify practical measures to enhance productivity in cocoa growing communities in Ghana

    01 December 2011

    The final document duly edited will be provided later.

  2. Publication

    Education Needs Assessment in Target Cocoa Growing Communities (including coverage of migrant children)

    01 November 2011

    The final document duly edited will be provided later.A needs assessment was carried out to identify the main issues that keep children out of school in the target project districts and to design appropriate interventions. The study involved a qualitative research that used secondary data, including literature review of legislative, policy and programme documents related to education to ascertain the state of education in Ghana.

2010

  1. Publication

    Tackling child labour in the cocoa sector in West Africa: The ILO's contribution

    01 August 2010

  2. Good practice

    Concluir la difícil tarea de acabar con la trata infantil: Los comités locales de vigilancia

    01 May 2010

  3. Good practice

    Renforcer la démarche pour arrêter la traite des enfants: Les comités locaux de vigilance

    01 May 2010

2008

  1. Publication

    Child labour wages and productivity: Results from demand-side surveys

    10 March 2008

    A new study from the ILO sets out to explore the possibility that, in some contexts at least, employers may actually have an economic incentive to hire children rather than adults. Demand side research on child labour is relatively underdeveloped while policies for combating child labour operate almost exclusively on the supply side of the market. Policies are designed to send children to school, not to work. This is important too. But the results of this study indicate that many children may be being pulled into the workforce due to incentives faced by employers. Data on wages and productivity of children and adults in two occupations in four countries - Ghana, India, the Philippines and Uganda - were gathered between 2004 and 2005. The results indicated that where demand-side incentives were a substantial driver for child labour, there was a case for specific demand-side policy to address them. The study discusses three approaches - participatory regulation, informal sector support and technical assistance. The study showed that systematic research on children's wages and productivity is possible and concluded that further research on demand-side incentives is essential if policies aimed at eliminating child labour are to be effective and appropriate.

  2. Publication

    Ghana: Child labour data country brief

    01 January 2008

    Child labour country brief on current data from SIMPOC surveys based on common indicators

2007

  1. Training manual

    Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - A Manual for training education practitioners: Ghana

    01 December 2007

    This manual was produced under ILO-IPEC project WACAP, which was implemented in Cameroon, Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria (2002-2006).It is a training course for education practitioners who are working to make education inclusive for working children. It is specifically aimed at helping these professionals address the special needs of current and potential child labourers in order to encourage them to stay in school and complete their education.

  2. Training manual guide

    Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - Paper No. 4 - Child labour monitoring - A partnership of communities and government

    01 December 2007

    Paper No. 4 of four papers synthesizing the knowledge and experiences acquired from the ILO-IPEC project "West African Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture Project to Combat Hazardous and Exploitive Child Labour" (WACAP), which was implemented in Cameroon,Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. This paper summarizes the experiences, outcomes and lessons learned from setting up community-based child labour monitoring in Côte d¿Ivoire and Ghana.

  3. Training manual guide

    Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms - Paper No. 3 - Sharing experiences

    01 December 2007

    Paper No. 3 of four papers synthesizing the knowledge and experiences acquired from the ILO-IPEC project "West African Cocoa and Commercial Agriculture Project to Combat Hazardous and Exploitive Child Labour" (WACAP), which was implemented in Cameroon,Côte d¿Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria from 2002 to 2006. This paper summarizes the experiences, outcomes and lessons learned from implementing WACAP in the five countries. While it highlights many emerging successful strategies,