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Title:Africa's finances: the contribution of remittances
Editors:Bardouille, RajISNI
Ndulo, MunaISNI
Grieco, MargaretISNI
City of publisher:Newcastle
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars
ISBN:1847186491; 9781847186492
Geographic terms:Africa
Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
South Africa
international migration
economic development
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Abstract:This book, shaped out of a conference on remittances and the African diaspora held at the Institute for African Development at Cornell University, explores the contribution of remittances to Africa's finances and provides concrete guidelines as to how these may be expanded. The book also examines other resources, such as skills, that the African diaspora remits in its patterns of contact with Africa. Contributions: International migration and remittances in Africa: towards a greater engagement of the migrant diaspora in financing Africa's development (Raj Bardouille); Mobilizing the diaspora: creating an enabling environment for trade, investment, knowledge transfer and enterprise development (Sonia Plaza); Understanding migrants' remittances: evidence from the US-Nigeria migration survey (Una Okonkwo Osili); Remittances and financial sector development in conflict-affected countries: lessons from Somalia and Afghanistan (Samuel Munzele Maimbo); Agents of development and change: the Somali diaspora at work (Nauja Kleist); The use of migration remittances for development in Tanzania: theory, practice and policy implications (Haji Hatubu Semboja); Financing African infrastructure through remittances (Robert M. Okello and Adeline Djeutie); New approach to remittances for development: a model for mainstreaming remittances in poor countries (Alex Julca); An experiment in creative financing to promote South African reconciliation and development (Daniel D. Bradlow); The role and impact of the Somali diaspora in peace-building, governance and development (Ken Menkhaus); Social remittances of the African diasporas in Europe: case study of the Netherlands (Abdullah (Awil) Mohamoud); Exploring the role of diasporas in rebuilding governance in post-conflict societies (Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff); Healthcare financing in Africa: challenges and options (Chinua Akukwe); Migration and development in Africa - a critical analysis (Oliver Bakewell); The development potential of different capital transfers by Ghanaian and Ivorian return migrants (Savina Ammassari); Epilogue: capturing the contribution of the diaspora (Margaret Grieco and Muna Ndulo) [ASC Leiden abstract]