The contribution of non-cash remittances to the welfare of households in the Kassena-Nankana District, Ghana

Gervin Ane Apatinga*, Alex B. Asiedu, Faustina Adomaa Obeng

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Abstract

This study examined the flow of non-cash remittances in the Kassena-Nankana District in Ghana. Twenty in-depth interviews were held with recipients (respondents) of non-cash remittances and thematic analysis was used to analyze the data. Findings revealed that non-cash remittances were in the form of foodstuff and electronic appliances and they were used for various purposes. The perspectives and experiences of respondents indicate that these transfers contribute significantly to improving household welfare. Thus, establishing institutional policies to facilitate the flow of non-cash remittances will not only benefit recipients but can also contribute to the socio-economic development of receiving countries through taxation.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAfrican Geographical Review
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8 Jan 2021

Keywords

  • Ghana
  • Kassena-Nankana District
  • livelihoods
  • Migration
  • non-cash remittance
  • remittance

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