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1st Edition

Migration, Remittances, and Sustainable Development in Africa

ISBN 9780367256470
Published November 27, 2020 by Routledge
328 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.