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After the Exodus: The Challenges of Return Migration in Zimbabwe

"Since the early 1990s, political and economic unrest in Zimbabwe have caused large numbers of Zimbabweans to emigrate in search of foreign employment. Zimbabweans living abroad remain reliable remitters of both money and goods during their home n...

An Analysis of the Market for Skilled African Development Management Professionals Towards Strategies and Instruments For Skills Retention and Utilization in Sub-Saharan Africa

"Over the years, African transnational migration has evolved into a more complex and dynamic phenomenon fuelled by both push factors at home, and forces of globalization in the transit and receiving countries. While a new consensus is emerging as ...

Almost Half of Zimbabweans have Considered Emigrating: Job Search is Main Pull Factor

According to some estimates, up to 3-4 million Zimbabweans live outside their country – a diaspora that may be one-fourth the size of the entire in-country population (UNDP, 2010). Perhaps more than 2 million Zimbabwean emigrants live in South Afr...

The Kenya Experience MTM: A Dialogue in Action Linking Emigrant Communities for More Development Inventory of Institutional Capacities and Practices

This paper focuses on the emigration history of Kenyans on the one hand and then more recent outcomes of migrations. Kenyans emigrate due to economic, labour market, political, demographic and social factors. It is estimated that 87 267 Kenyans ha...

Africa's Emigration Crisis: Implications for Capacity Building

Stronger country capacity to manage for results is critical in achieving country outcomes and the African transformation agendas 2030 and 2063. However, the brain drain harms the availability of skilled human resources in critical sectors such a...

Gambians see Sharp Decline in Emigration, Though Interest in Leaving Remains High

Migration is a high-profile issue in the Gambia, especially irregular low-skilled emigration beyond the borders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year autocratic regime, characterized by poverty and poor...

Almost Half of Malawians Consider Emigration; Most-educated are Most Likely to Look Overseas

Between 2000 and 2017, the number of international migrants from Africa grew by 67%, including many professionals opting for greener pastures in developed countries. In Malawi, the resulting strain on the health-care system has received particula...

Finding Work, Escaping Poverty Drive Potential Emigrants in Tanzania

In an interconnected world, migration is inevitable and complex, a source of opportunity and challenge for countries of both origin and destination. In recent years, migration has become a high-visibility policy issue around the globe, including i...

Jobs Loom Large in Moroccans' Attitudes toward In- and Out-Migration

In the complex web of international migration, Morocco has the unusual distinction of being an origin and transit and receiving country. Morocco’s own diaspora is the 10th-largest in the world, making up about 10% of its population. For decades, M...

L’emploi pèse lourd dans les attitudes relatives à l’immigration/émigration au Maroc /Jobs loom large in Moroccans’ attitudes toward in- and out-migration

In the complex web of international migration, Morocco has the unusual distinction of being an origin and transit and receiving country. Morocco’s own diaspora is the 10th-largest in the world, making up about 10% of its population. For decades, M...

In Search of Opportunity: Young and Educated Africans More Likely to Consider Moving Abroad

By 2050, it is projected that one in every four humans will be African as the continent doubles its population, accounting for more than half of global population growth. Even with a land mass greater than India, China, the United States, and Euro...

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