What is the impact of South-South migration on human development in Cameroon? What are the profiles of Cameroonian migrants?
This study highlights that Cameroonian migrants are mainly young adults and men. Most return migrants come from African countries,and Africa remains the first destination for Cameroonians emigrants. Slightly more than half of them send remittances to their household in Cameroon, and the formal remittances agencies remain the most often used means for the transfer of money. Thus, the study reveals that the presence of a migrant abroad has a significant impact on household food, education, health expenditure and on savings, as well as on the participation of household members in the labour market.
This study recommends taking into account the South–South perspectives and the study findings in the ongoing development of a national migratory policy in Cameroon, which would facilitate migrants’ participation in local development initiatives and the management of return migration.