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Use the tabs below to find online resources about Ghana from governmental and nongovernmental sources. Most of these sources are freely available to the public, but titles followed by a CU symbol are only accessible on campus or via VPN.

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BBC News Profile - Ghana
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Ghana
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

FAO and Ghana
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Ghana
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Ghana
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Ghana
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IMF - Ghana
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

ITC - Ghana
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Ghana
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

OHCHR - Ghana
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Ghana
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Ghana
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Ghana
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Ghana
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Ghana
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Ghana.

U.S. Commercial Service - Ghana
Country profile about doing business abroad by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
  • U.S. Commercial Service - West Africa
    Regional profile about doing business in West Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo) by the Commercial Service, the global business solutions unit of the Department of Commerce.
U.S. Department of Energy - Ghana
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Ghana
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Ghana" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Ghana" as the search term.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Ghana.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Ghana
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
African Development Bank Group - Ghana
Projects, strategy papers, and information about Ghana and the ADB.

African Union
The main objectives of the AU are "to promote unity and solidarity among African States, to coordinate and intensify cooperation for development, to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Member States, and to promote international cooperation within the framework of the United Nations."

Commonwealth of Nations - Ghana
"The Commonwealth is an association of 53 independent states consulting and co-operating in the common interests of their peoples and in the promotion of international understanding and world peace. The Commonwealth's 2 billion citizens, about 30 per cent of the world's population, are drawn from the broadest range of faiths, races, cultures and traditions."

Delegation of the European Commission to Ghana
The Delegations of the External Service serve European Union interests throughout the world.

Embassy of Ghana in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Ghana in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Accra, Ghana
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Ghana.

EU Relations with Ghana
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Ghana.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Ghana), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

IRIN Humanitarian Profile - Ghana
IRIN (Integrated Regional Information Networks), part of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news and analysis about sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community.

New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
NEPAD is a strategy for sustainable development and poverty reduction in Africa.

Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Ghana
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Ghana from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Ghana
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Ghana
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Ghana
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs.
  • USAID - West Africa
    USAID Assistance in Western Africa (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Male, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).
U.S. Department of State - Ghana
U.S.-Ghanaian relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Ghana
World Bank data, projects, and research in Ghana.

World Food Programme - Ghana
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Ghana
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for member countries.
UNAIDS - Ghana
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Ghana
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Ghana.

WHO - Ghana
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Ghana from the World Health Organization (WHO).
Ghana: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Ghana.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Ghana and econom* Ghana and econom*
Ghana and histor* Ghana and histor*
Ghana and politic* Ghana and politic*
Ghana
(government publications only)
Ghana
(government publications only)
The * replaces up to five characters in a word.

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