Working Paper

ACHA Working Paper;8

Policies and Politics Around Children’s Work in Ghana

Published on 11 March 2021

This paper explores policy and legislation aimed at preventing, regulating, and abolishing harmful children’s work in Ghana, and the political debates and controversies surrounding these mechanisms.

The paper critically interrogates the successes and challenges of previous and current policies and interventions. It concludes that legislation and interventions aimed at preventing hazardous or harmful work should incorporate both the formal legislative rights discourse and the informal, traditional rights discourse to successfully navigate the political terrain, thereby accelerating attainment of common objectives.

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Okyere, S.; Frimpong Boamah, E.; Asante, F. and Yeboah, T. (2021) Policies and Politics Around Children’s Work in Ghana, ACHA Working Paper 8, Brighton: Action on Children’s Harmful Work in African Agriculture, IDS, DOI: 10.19088/ACHA.2021.003


Thomas Yeboah

Bureau of Integrated Rural Development (BIRD), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

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