The Africa Migration Project was was undertaken jointly by the African Development Bank and the World Bank to improve our understanding of migration and remittances in Sub-Saharan Africa, including their magnitude, causes, and impacts on poverty reduction, with a view to generating informed policy recommendations.
Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments
By Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Ozden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles
March 30, 2011— Leveraging Migration for Africa is the first comprehensive publication on harnessing migration, remittances, and other diaspora resources for the development of Africa. It comes at a time when countries in Africa and elsewhere are grappling with difficult choices on how to manage migration.
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Introduction and Summary
Chapter 1: Migration Patterns and Policies in Africa
Chapter 2: Migrant Remittances
Chapter 3: Migration of the Highly Skilled
Chapter 4: Harnessing the Resources of the Diaspora
Household survey data on migration and remittances
We are providing open and free access to data collected through the Migration and Remittances Household Surveys conducted for the Africa Migration Project jointly undertaken by the African Development Bank and the World Bank. The Migration and Remittances Unit of the World Bank conducted in collaboration with institutions and individuals in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda.
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Please refer to the following paper for methodology and main findings of the surveys:
Plaza, Sonia, Mario Navarrete, and Dilip Ratha, 2011. Migration and Remittances Household Surveys: Methodological Issues and New Findings from Sub-Saharan Africa, 2011. Washington, D.C.: World Bank. (Africa Migration Project, Migration and Remittances Unit, World Bank).
Remittance Markets in Africa
Edited by Sanket Mohapatra and Dilip Ratha
This book presents findings of surveys of remittance service providers conducted in eight Sub-Saharan African countries and in three key destination countries. It looks at issues relating to costs, competition, innovation and regulation, and discusses policies to leverage remittances for development. Read E-book | Watch Book Launch Videos | Purchase book.
Diaspora for Development in Africa
About the study
This study was produced jointly by the African Development Bank and the World Bank as part of the Africa Migration Project.