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Economic Development in Africa Report 2018

Migration and Structural Transformation

  • Author: UNCTAD
  • Publication date: June 2018
  • Page count: 200
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 18.II.D.2

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ISBN: 9789211129243
ISBN: 9789213633083

About the product

This edition highlights how intra-African migration is of relevance to the agenda for regional and continental integration and shows that there are still many knowledge gaps, including on the relationship between migration, economic and trade policies. The report seeks to remedy these gaps by drawing on a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, global datasets, household surveys and sectoral level data to derive stylized facts about patterns of intra-African migration and channels through which they affect socio-economic development outcomes in Africa. It adopts a human-centered narrative in identifying opportunities for absorption of extra labour in different sectors across the continent.