Ghana Diaspora Community Survey

THE DIASPORA SURVEY

The Ghana Mission mandated by the Diaspora Affairs Bureau is conducting a survey of people who belong to Diaspora communities to learn more about them and the development issues they care about. In this survey, we want to learn about: -

• Demographic characteristics.
• How you get information about employment and business opportunities in your country of origin.
• Issues (or problems) in Ghana you care about and how you access/get information about these issues.
• Your relationship with Ghana, your level of engagement as well as actions you have taken so far.
• Whether you are a member of any Diaspora community organization(s)/or group(s)
• Your relations with the Mission of Ghana in your current country of residence.
• What sort of assistance you need from the Government of Ghana to enable you become more involved in socio-economic developments back home.

We wish to assure you that the information you provide in this survey will be treated with utmost confidentiality and will be used for only statistical purposes.

There are 29 questions in this survey

A. DEMOGRAPHIC, SOCIAL & ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS

1. Sex :
Please choose only one of the following:
Female
Male

2. How old are you? PLEASE, STATE AGE IN COMPLETED YEARS.
Only numbers may be entered in this field.
Please write your answer here:


3. What is your current marital status
Please choose only one ofthe following:
Never Married
Informal/Loose Union
Currently Married
Married in the Past

4. How man' children or dependants do you have?
Only numbers may be entered in this field
Please write your answer here:


5. Where were you born?
Pleasechoose only one ofthe following:
Greater Accra
Central
Volta
Western
Ashanti
Brong Ahafo
Northern
Upper East
Upper West
Eastern
Other

6. Are you a second or a third generation Ghanaian?
*Second generation: A Ghanaian born in the host country.
*Third generation: A child of a second generatio(1 Ghanajan.
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes, second generation
Yes, third generation
Other

7. If "Yes" or "Other", in which country were you born? *
Please write your answer here:


8. How many years have you lived abroad? *
Only numbers may be entered in this field.
Please write your answer here:


9. What is the highest level of education attained?*
Please choose only one of the following:
Never attended school
Basic (Kindergarten. Primary. Middle school, JSS, JIlS)
Secondary (Secondary, SSS, SHS)
Post-secondary (Vocational, Technical. Commercial, ctc.)
Tertiary (HND, Diploma. Masters. PHD. etc.)

10. Are you attending school now?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes
No

11. Please indicate/describe your area of specialization during your education/training.
Please choose all that apply:
Accounting/audit tax
Administrative
Banking/Finance/Insurance
Building Design/Architecture
Construction
Consulting/Business Strategies
Costumer Service
Engineering
Healthcare/Pharmacuetiecals
Hospitalily/Leisure & Travels
Human Resources
Information Technology
Legal
Manufacturing/Producrion
Oil & Gas
Project Management
Sales/Marketing/Business Development
Teaching/Education
Telecommunications
Media/Advertisement/Journalism
Social Science
Other:


12. Are you engaged in any activity for pay or profit or family gain (in cash or kind)?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes {GO TO QUESTION 13.A}
No {Go TO QUESTION l3.B}

13 A. Describe the type of work you mainly do.
Please write your answer here:


13 B. Why are you not doing any work?

Please choose only one of the following:
Unemployed
Student/in full time education
Retired
Disabled
On social benefit


B. GETTING INFORMATION AND LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT IN GHANA

14. How do You get information about Ghana?
Please choose all that apply:
Get no information
Through friends
Through families
Through papers/magazines
Websites
Ghanaian shops/restaurants/pubs
Through the Ghana Mission
Religious bodies
Hometown association
Other:


15. What are the issues (or problems) back home that care about?

Please choose all that apply:
Starting a business
Economic growth
Investment promotion
Housing
Financial services (banking. insurance etc.)
Rural development
Environmcntal sustainability
Supporting social development issues (education, health, etc.)
Supporting my immediate relatives only
Getting involved politically
Other:


16. How often have you one back to Ghana? *
Please choose only one of the following:
Regularly (once or twice a year)
Occasionally (once in 1-5 years)
Never in the past decade

17. How often do you get in touch with people back home?

Please choose only one of the following:
Regularly. (every 3 months or less)
Occasionally (e.g. Easter, Christmas or on other festive occasions)

18. Do you contribute mate rially or financially to any persom(s) and/or organizattont(s) in Ghana?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes {GO TO SECTION C}
No

19. What prevents you from making any material or financial contribution to any person(s) and/ororganization(s) in Ghana?
Please choose only one of the following:
Not interested
Lack o f information on areas ofopportunity
Lack of knowledge about government policies
Frustrations with red tape and government bureaucracy
Lack of start-up capital
Other


C. AFFILIATION TO DIASPOR.A GROUP(S)/ASSOCIATION(S)

20. Are you a member of any Ghanaian group(s)/organization(s)/association(s)?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes
No {GO TO QUESTION 21}

20a. What is/are the name(s) of the group(s)/ organization(s)/ association(s) of which you are a member?
Please write your answer here:


20b. What particular issue(s) is/are your group(s)/ organization(s)/ association(s) working
on?

Please choose all that apply:
Issues related to reintegration to the host country (i.e. self-help among Diasporas)
Development related issues back home
Political issues hack home
Other:


20c. Besides paying your dues as an active member, do you support your group(s)/ organization(s)/ association(s) in other ways?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes
No

20d. How often does your group(s)/ organization(s)/association(s) carry out development projects or donates to communities in Ghana? *
Please choose only one of the following:
Once every 3 months
Once every 6 months
Once a year
Once every 5 years
Never

21. Do you provide support to any group(s)/ organization(s)/ association(s) of which you are not a member?
Please choose onty one of the following:
Yes
No

22. What form of support do you provide to this/these group(s)/organization(s)/association(s) even though you arc not a member?
You may select more than one.
Please choose all that apply:
Financial
Logistics
Other:


D. YOUR RELATIONS WITH GHANA'S DIPLOMATIC OR CONSULAR MISSIONS (EMBASSY, HIGH COMMISSION, CONSULATE)

23. Arc you registered with Ghana's Mission in your current country of residence?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes
No

24. If "No", what prevents you from doing so?
Please choose all that apply:
Don't know where the Mission is located
I am afraid the Mission may not keep my personal details confidential
I don't have the time
Other:


25. In which situation(s) do you get in touch with Ghana's Mission in your country of residence?
Please choose an that apply:
Consular Services (passport visa. attestation of documents, etc.)
Attend official activities
Other:


26. Do you get ready access to the officials of the Mission when you visit?
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes
No
Not applicable

27. How often doe the Mission reach out to the Ghanaian Diaspora community?
Please choose only one of the following:
Always
Most of the time
Occasionally
Not applicable

28. How do you find the professional attitude of the Mission staff when you visit the Mission?
Please choose only one of the following:
Very welcoming and helpful
Unwelcoming and unprofessional
Not applicable

29. What would you want to see the Mission do in order to facilitate more Diaspora engagement in Ghana?
List minimum of 2 issues
Please write your answer here:


E. CONTACT INFORMATION

1. Would you like the Mission to contact you? *
Please choose only one of the following:
Yes
No

2. If "Yes", kindly provide your contact detail.
Please write your answer(s) here:
• Name:

• E-mail:

• Tel. No:

• Town/City:


Verification Code* :
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