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Title:International migration and development in Eastern and Southern Africa
Editor:Barriagaber, Assefaw
City of publisher:Addis Ababa
Publisher:Organisation for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa
ISBN:9994455761; 9789994455768
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
South Sudan
Subjects:international migration
brain drain
skilled workers
government policy
Abstract:According to OSSREA 'The impact of international migration, both South-South as well as South-North, on the economic, social and political life of the people in Eastern and Southern Africa [was] not well documented and studied', and 'the evidence-base for policy on migration and development [was] very weak.' With this in mind, OSSREA's 2012 'Call for Proposals' on international migration in Africa had the following objectives: (1) To analyze the nature and type of South-South migration, focusing on issues, such as brain gain and/or brain drain, remittance flows, technical know-how transfers, violations of the rights of African migrants, and gender dimensions of migration; (2) To investigate the dynamics of migration from Eastern and Southern Africa to the Arab Gulf States as well as to developed countries, focusing on the skills of migrants, and other issues as mentioned above; and (3) To assess the successes, impediments and challenges of African international migrants from Eastern and Southern Africa, and to formulate policy recommendations to maximize the gains and minimize the costs associated with international migration in Africa. This book grew out of the results of this 'Call for Proposals'. Contents: International migration and development in Africa: issues, challenges, and policy options (Assefaw Bariagaber); Zimbabwe skilled migrants in Botswana: what are the impacts? (Albert Makochekanwa and Prosper Kambarami); Nature and impact of international migration in sub-Saharan Africa: a case of Ugandans moving to South Sudan and Arab Gulf States (Rogers Twesigye); International migration in Ethiopia: challenges and opportunities (Endalew Addis); Impact of migrant remittances on national economy and household income: some evidence from selected Sudanese States (Abdul Hameed Elias Suliman, Ebaidalla Mahjoub Ebaidalla, and Abdalla Ali Ahmed); The impact of international remittance on poverty, household consumption and investment in urban Ethiopia: evidence from cross-sectional measures (Kokeb G.Giorgis and Meseret Molla). [Book abstract, edited]