At Home in the World?: International Migration and Development in Contemporary Ghana and West Africa
Sub-Saharan Publishers, 2005 - Business & Economics - 354 pages
Emanating from an international conference on migration and development convened by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Legon, the UNDP and the Royal Netherlands Embassy, this collection of papers considers topics such as: patterns of migration in West Africa; the Dutch perspective on contemporary migration; the macroeconomic impact of remittances; the impact of the brain drain on the health and higher education sectors in Ghana; the religious dimension of migration; and the role of diaspora-based organisations in socio-economic development.
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Foreword H E Arie van der Wiel
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abroad Accra Adepoju African countries areas Bank Bank of Ghana brain drain Brong Ahafo Region Burkina Faso capital Chapter churches communities contribute Cote d'lvoire countries of origin cultural destination developing countries diaspora Dutch economic ECOWAS effects estimated Europe Extracted from Transrede females flows foreign Ghanaian Ghanaian emigrants Ghanaian migrants global GLSS health sector home country household illegal immigrants impact important increased institutions international migration investment issues labour living lvorian ment migration and development Netherlands networks Nigeria NRGs nurses opportunities overseas percent persons political population potential poverty professionals programmes projects refugees regions religion religious remittances residence Senegal Senegalese migrants skilled return migrants social Source staff Statistical strategies sub-region Table tion Total trafficking transfers TransNet Transrede Study University of Ghana University of Sussex Unskilled Return Migrants Upper West Region visas West Africa World Bank