Ghana

Background Information

Region

Sub-Saharan Africa

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

30% (UNFPA, 2020)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

4,431,837 (UIS, 2020)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

4,491,935 (UIS, 2020)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

21%

Source: UNSDG, 2014

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

67

Source: UN Human Development Reports, 2018

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

37%

Source: DHS, 2008

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

87%

Source: DHS, 2014

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

9

Source: UIS, 2019

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS, 2018

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities

  • Primary 91%

    (2017)

  • Upper secondary 76%

    (2017)

Source: UIS

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

No data available

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

No data available

Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 73%

  • Male 69%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 50%

  • Male 45%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 35%

  • Male 36%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 6%

  • Male 7%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Lower secondary school
  • Female 6%

  • Male 8%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 22%

  • Male 16%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Programs Back to Top

Project/Program

African Women Making A Difference

Project/Program

CAMFED Association

Research Project/Report/Study

CGD: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

Clean Water Wells

Project/Program

Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Project/Program

Comprehensive scholarship programme

Research Project/Report/Study

DeliverED Initiative

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Education and Training

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

First Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence for Development Impact Project

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender Equity/Education Funding

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Gender-Responsive Education and Transformation

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Ghana Secondary Education Improvement Project

Project/Program

Girls - Participatory Approaches to Students Success (PASS) in Ghana

Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Girls' Education Challenge

Project/Program

Girls’ Empowerment Program (GEP)

Her Choice

Research Project/Report/Study

IDInsight: COVID-19 Response Research

Project/Program

Leading Community Action for Vulnerable Girls: Young African women at the forefront of COVID-19

Project/Program

LitClub

Project/Program

Lively Minds Programme

Research Project/Report/Study

Making Cash Grants Work for Small-Scale Women Entrepreneurs in Ghana

Project/Program

Making Ghanaian Girls Great! (MGCubed)

Research Project/Report/Study

Piloting Strategies to Reduce Anemia Among Women in the Fishing Industry in Ghana

Project/Program

Secondary School Bursaries

Project/Program

Service-learning for WASH in schools

Project/Program

Strategic Approaches to Girls' Education (STAGE)

Project/Program

Teach to Reach Remote Classrooms (TRC)

Research Project/Report/Study

The COVID-19 Crisis and its Impact on Global Education

Research Project/Report/Study

The Effect of COVID-19 on Education in Africa and its Implications for the Use of Technology: A Survey of the Experiences and Opinions of Educators and Technology Specialists

Research Project/Report/Study

The Impact of COVID-19 on Young Women

Project/Program

Train for Tomorrow, Ghana

Project/Program

Virtual and Distance Learning COVID-19 Recovery and Resilience Program

Project/Program

World Teacher

Project/Program

Youth Enterprise

Project/Program

Youth Forward Initiative

Research Project/Report/Study

Youth Think Tank

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