The EastAfrican: Why the refugee economy is good for African countries

Long viewed as a social and economic burden to host countries, migrants moving into and within Africa are in fact an asset that could boost economic growth and productivity, and deliver a significant increase in GDP per capita by 2030, if properly managed. In a new report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) says that country-to-country migration in Africa is of benefit to both the nation of origin and the nation of destination.

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