Mozambican Highly Skilled Returnees

ARCx’s skilled Migration initiative combines Institutional Rational Choice, the Institutional Analysis and Development framework, Return Migration theories and International Development theories to understand how Mozambican highly skilled returnees (HSRs) interact with the institutional setting in the home country while pursuing their personal aspirations.

A better understanding of the constraints imposed by institutions on HSRs’ behavior and personal satisfaction can allow governments in developing countries to prioritize interventions for institutional development given the very scarce resources available. These could have the interacting effect of increasing the capacity of HSRs to contribute to the development of Mozambique and provide positive signals to encourage the return of more.

We are currently developing the seven-year follow up study to the 2009/2010 baseline research, which results are available at The African Capacity Building Foundation Virtual Library.

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Field Research Itinerary 2009/2010