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Angola

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.

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Angolan senders in Portugal and South Africa: Sociodemographic characteristics

As an introductory remark to this section, it is worth recognizing that remittances constitute sources of private capital, and therefore, the main stakeholders regarding remittances’ utilization are senders and recipients. Indeed, many of the overall characteristics of remittances are determined by their private nature, the specific characteristics of senders and recipients, and the type of relationships between them (economic obligations, kinship and affective ties), as well as the links that migrants keep with their communities or countries of origin. It would be misleading to presume that all migrants remit or that migrants remit for the same purposes.

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