Reinvent African Diaspora Network, UK
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to consider how migration serves as a driving force for sustainable development, and how the private sector can impact this process. Approach: This study emphasises the role of migration in sustainable development. It examines the literature on the private sector in economic development, and analyses statistics on international migration and remittances, and their economic effects in African countries.
Findings: The restrictive economic conditions affecting migrants and refugees negatively impact both host countries and places of origin. The private sector can enhance outcomes for all involved by collaborating with governments and aid agencies to reduce obstacles hindering migrant employment, business development and social
Keywords: African-born migrants; International migration; Migration of skills; Migrant remittances; Private sector
Reference to this paper should be made as follows: O. Joseph-Aluko, (2017) ‘Migration and Sustainable Development: The role of private sector’, Int. J. of Innovation and Knowledge Management in the Middle East and North Africa, Vol.6, No.2, pp. 101—111.