A Study of the Impact of Remittances from Portugal and South Africa

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This study sheds some light into the kinds of relationships that Angolans living in Portugal and South Africa keep with their country of origin, focusing on the financial remittances that they send back to Angola, as well as on aspects such as the level of organization and the transnational engagement of these communities in the development of their country of origin. This study shows that there are many opportunities to further involve Angolans abroad in development cooperation. Facilitating remittance transfers through the adoption of appropriate policies and regulations, to foster competition among service providers in bilateral corridors as well as internally, is one example. Most importantly, reaching out to Angolans in Portugal and south Africa and building trust among these groups seems to be a precondition for enhancing the role of Angolan diasporas in development.




This study aimed, firstly, to create a socio-economic profile and assess the remittance behaviour of Angolans living in Portugal and South Africa, as well as their degree of organization and transnational engagement. Secondly, the study aimed to understand the overall characteristics of migrant remittances from Portugal and South Africa to Angola, including the legislative frameworks that regulate them, and the impacts of remittances on Angolan households. Finally, the study aimed to identify potential strategies to enhance the developmental impact of remittances in Angola.


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