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25 February, 2021updated 29 Oct 2021 18:11

Investing in Ghana: what you need to know

All of the key data and information needed when considering investing in Ghana.

By Carmen

As of 2021, Ghana has a population of 31.7 million, making it the 47th largest country in the world by this measure. There are 50.7% males and 49.3% females.

There are 11.8 million people employed in Ghana, with an unemployment rate of 6.3% – 793,613 people.


Ghana is the 199th largest economy in the world with a GDP of $65.5bn.

As of 2018 there were 443,693 students in tertiary education in Ghana, with 2.7 million students in secondary and 4.4 million in primary education. Ghana spent 4% of its GDP on education in 2018.

Ghana ranked 118th in the World Bank’s Doing Business Report (2020). In the 2019 report it finished 114th. In the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report (2019), Ghana finished 111st, after ranking 111st in 2018.

Public healthcare expenditure totalled $703m and private healthcare expenditure equalled $1.5bn in 2018.

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