This book provides a strong multidisciplinary examination of the links between migration, remittances and sustainable development in Africa. It makes evidence-based policy recommendations on migration to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The key themes examined are migration and remittances, and their relations with the following issues: economic transformation, education and knowledge, corruption and conflict. Cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and youth are weaved throughout the chapters, and a rich range of country contexts are presented. The volume also discusses challenges in managing migration flows.

It will be of interest to advanced students, academics and policy makers in development economics and sustainable development.

chapter 1|12 pages


ByMaty Konte, Linguère Mously Mbaye

part I|83 pages

Migration, remittances, and economic transformation in Africa

chapter 2|23 pages

Migration, trade, and development in Africa

Conceptual and empirical links
ByMichaella Vanore

chapter 3|24 pages

Migration, innovation, and growth

An African story?
ByLinguère Mously Mbaye, Massimiliano Tani

chapter 5|14 pages

Remittance prices and welfare

Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
ByLwanga Elizabeth Nanziri, Paul Gbahabo

part II|80 pages

Migration, education, and knowledge in Africa

chapter 6|18 pages

Migration, remittances, and child education in Ghana

Evidence from a longitudinal study
ByVictor Cebotari

chapter 7|21 pages

Diaspora knowledge transfer in Sierra Leone and Somaliland

ByCharlotte Mueller

chapter 8|19 pages

Harnessing social remittances for Africa’s development

The case of skilled returnees and skilled return migrant groups in Ghana
ByMary Boatemaa Setrana, Kwaku Arhin-Sam

chapter 9|20 pages

The impact of mobile money on remittance recipients’ household welfare and education

Evidence from Kenya
ByRomain Fourmy

part III|70 pages

Migration, remittances, corruption and conflicts

chapter 10|20 pages

Remittances and bribery in Africa

ByMaty Konte, Gideon Ndubuisi

chapter 11|18 pages

Shaping the migration journey – the role of corruption and gender

ByOrtrun Merkle, Julia Reinold, Melissa Siegel

chapter 12|30 pages

Do remittances fuel electoral violence?

Empirical evidence from Africa?
ByRasmane Ouedraogo, Windemanegda Sandrine Sourouema

part IV|58 pages

Challenges in the management of migration flows

chapter 13|22 pages

Mainstreaming the global compact on migration on irregular migration in Africa

ByLinda Adhiambo Oucho

chapter 14|22 pages

Sub-Saharan migration in transit countries

The case of Morocco
ByFouzi Mourji, Claire Ricard, Macoura Doumbia

chapter 15|11 pages


ByMaty Konte, Linguère Mously Mbaye