The Development Potential of Zimbabweans in the Diaspora

A Survey of Zimbabweans Living in the UK and South Africa

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This report draws on findings from a survey of 1,000 Zimbabweans living in the United Kingdom and South Africa and aims to obtain a profile in terms of their skills base, transnational links and interest in contributing to development. It examines the education and employment skills base of respondents on arrival in either the UK or South Africa and their educational qualifications and employment at the time of the survey. Transnational activities are also explored, including the sending of economic and other remittances.




Thanks to Rossella Di Mento for initiating the project and my involvement in it, as well as her valuable contribution to the early part of the work in her role as project manager. Thanks also to Karolina Hedström, Elizabeth Baxter and Joyce Mpofu for their hard work as the project assistants. Many thanks to Liselott Joensson, from IOM Petoria, who managed the South African part of the project, and to Dyane Epstein and Inger Johanne Schjerven who both held project manager roles at IOM London.


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