Past event

Research Event

Launch of a World Bank Report: Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Economic Growth and Investment

Event documents

Meeting Summary - Dilip Ratha
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Participants

Dilip Ratha, Manager, World Bank Group Migration Team
Chair: Tom Cargill, Assistant Head, Africa Programme, Chatham House

Overview

The speaker and other World Bank figures will discuss the report Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments and consider ways in which Africa can leverage its diaspora resources to increase trade, investment, and access to technology.

The World Bank report claims to be the first comprehensive publication on harnessing migration, remittances, and other diaspora resources for the development of Africa. It complements an extensive survey of the literature with primary household surveys in six countries, analysis of remittance markets in 11 countries, a global survey of central banks, focus group meetings with diaspora groups, and consultations with embassies and government departments.

The event will be followed by an open reception.