China - Ghana

China Ghana

Overview

Since 2000, the flow of Chinese migrants to Africa has emerged as a significant component of South-South migration.

An increasing number of Chinese migrants have travelled to Africa to work in trade, infrastructure development, mining and agriculture.

Ghanaians have also migrated to China to pursue opportunities for trade and education. While the scale of migration between China and Ghana is relatively small in terms of absolute numbers, its impact is significant due to the level of Chinese investment in infrastructure projects and private business.

Our research in this corridor focuses on how these processes are stimulating the economy in Ghana, and how trade is changing the patterns of migration of Ghanaian traders to Guangzhou and Yiwu in China. We also explore the impacts of migration, employment and financial flows on gender inequalities.