Africa is on the cusp of tremendous change, with the recent agreements on the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), the Protocol on the Free Movement of Persons and the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market. It is in this context that this Report contributes to a better understanding of the implications of intra-African migration for the continent’s socio-economic transformation.
As the dream of the Single African Passport is within reach, the report provides evidence on the intimate correlation
between two sides of the same coin: migration and trade. The report’s analysis of the role of intra-African migration in Africa’s development trajectory should make it a reference document for defining an African position in the Global Compact on Migration to be adopted in Marrakesh in December 2018. The report ends with a series of recommendations for African policy-makers, as well as for other actors willing to implement the necessary policy and regulatory changes for increasing the economic and trade benefits of migration within Africa.