GHANA ON THE RISE: Investing in Population and Development

“Ghana on the Rise” is a twenty-minute multimedia presentation, highlighting the nexus between population and national development. It traces population growth in the country from 1960 to date in relation to improvements in health, economy and employment. It also discusses changes in the population structure, with the aim of improving the understanding of the demographic dividend – a limited period during which increased personal savings and investments become possible as a results of falling birth rates. The presentation concludes by making a case for increased attention to reducing the rapid population growth if the country is to attain its desired development goals and aspirations.


  •  Full version (22 min) with narration (MP4: 520MB) | Abridged version (13 min) with narration (MP4: 330MB) | Abridged version (10 min) with narration (MP4: 243MB)
  • Full version without narration (ZIP: 112MB)
  • Script: Full (PDF: 455KB) | 13 min (PDF: 404KB) | 10 min (PDF: 393KB)
  • Presentation Guide (PDF: 403KB)
  • Key Messages (PDF: 629KB)
  • Standard ENGAGE country guide (PDF: 560KB)