Rural Infrastructure
in Ghana

Planning for the future in Ghana’s rural communities

Engineers Without Borders has been working with local government partners to improve their data and infrastructure planning capabilities, better meeting the water, road, education and healthcare needs of rural communities in Ghana.

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Ghanaians positively impacted


Partner organizations


EWB volunteers working with our partners

A lack of public services

For some who live in the rural district of Saboba, Ghana, reaching the nearest health clinic is a long and arduous 50 kilometer journey. Here, when a child gets sick they have minimal access to medicines, advice, or emergency care.

Saboba’s story is not uncommon. All across the country, Ghanaians have limited access to public services. There are not enough wells and hand pumps for clean water, only a few reliable roads to transport food, and minimal schools to secure a strong future. For the people in these vibrant communities, the lack of public services severely inhibits their potential.

Our approach

Planning based on evidence

EWB volunteers are working in conjunction with local government partners to identify relevant data for decision making, develop centralized data systems, and analyze trends to get a better picture of where infrastructure is needed most. Because of this, rural districts can now prioritize clean water, education, transportation, and healthcare work based on tangible data.

Recently, this meant EWB supporting the Saboba district to perform a district-wide survey to collect water data. Based on our work, a large development partner was able to build 30 wells in areas of high-need.

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