Leveraging Migration For Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments

Dilip Ratha,Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Özden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles
World Bank

According to official statistics, about 30 million Africans have migrated internationally.   While the emigration of skilled workers can generate substantial benefits for origin countries through remittances, it can also impair development by reducing the supply of critical services.  International migration has tremendous potential to improve development and welfare in origin countries.  African governments can play a significant role in securing the benefits of migration.

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