Harnessing the Benefits of African Migration
Images of thousands of African youth drowning in the Mediterranean, propelled by poverty or conflict at home and lured by the hope of jobs abroad, have fed a misleading narrative that migration from Africa harms rather than helps the continent. The latest edition of the UNCTAD flagship Economic Development in Africa Report takes aim at this preconceived notion and assesses the evidence to identify policy pathways that harness the benefits of African migration and mitigate its negative effects. One of the benefits pointed out by former Liberian president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who chairs the UN High-Level Panel on Migration, is that migration helps bring about the transfer of skills.
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