1st Edition

Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa

Edited By Maty Konte, Linguère Mously Mbaye Copyright 2021
    328 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    328 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a strong multidisciplinary examination of the links between migration, remittances and sustainable development in Africa. It makes evidence-based policy recommendations on migration to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

    The key themes examined are migration and remittances, and their relations with the following issues: economic transformation, education and knowledge, corruption and conflict. Cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and youth are weaved throughout the chapters, and a rich range of country contexts are presented. The volume also discusses challenges in managing migration flows.

    It will be of interest to advanced students, academics and policy makers in development economics and sustainable development.

    1. Introduction
    Maty Konte and Linguère Mously Mbaye

    Part I: Migration, Remittances and Economic Transformation

    2. Mobility and ‘aid for trade’: Conceptual and empirical links between migration and trade in the African context
    Michaella Vanore

    3. Migration, innovation, and growth: an African story?
    Linguère Mously Mbaye and Massimiliano Tani

    4. The Impact of Internal Migration of Youth in Developing Sustainable Counties in Kenya
    Linda Oucho

    5. Remittance Prices and Welfare: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
    Lwanga Elizabeth Nanziri and Paul Gbahabo

    Part II: Migration, Remittances, Education and Knowledge

    6. Migration, remittances and child education in Ghana: Evidence from a longitudinal study
    Victor Cebotari

    7. Diaspora Knowledge Transfer in Sierra Leone and Somaliland
    Charlotte Mueller

    8. Harnessing social and political remittances for Africa’s development: The case of skilled returnees and skilled return migrant groups in Ghana
    Mary Boatemaa Setrana and Kwaku Arhin-Sam

    9. The impact of mobile money on remittance recipients’ household welfare and education: Evidence from Kenya
    Romain Fourmy 

    Part III: Migration, Remittances and Corruption and Conflict

    10. Remittances and Bribery in Africa
    Maty Konte and Gideon Ndubuisi

    11. Shaping the migration journey – the role of corruption
    Ortrun Merkle, Julia Reinold and Melissa Siegel

    12. Do remittances fuel electoral violence in Africa?
    Rasmane Ouedraogo and Sandrine Sourouema

    Part IV: Challenges in the Management of Migration Flows

    13. Mainstreaming the Global Compact on Migration on Irregular Migration in Africa
    Linda Oucho

    14. Sub-saharan Migration in Transit Countries: The Case of Morocco
    Fouzi Mourji,Claire Ricard and Macoura Doumbia

    15. Conclusion
    Maty Konte and Linguère Mously Mbaye


    Maty Konte is Research Fellow and lecturer in economics at UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and Research Scholar at Columbia University in New York City. She is also an affiliated faculty at the African School of Economics in Benin, and Research Fellow at the Global Labor Organisation.

    Linguère Mously Mbaye is a Senior Research Economist at the African Development Bank in Côte d’Ivoire. She is also Research Affiliate at the Institute of Labor Economics, Germany, and Research Fellow at the Global Labor Organisation.