E.g., 06/30/2023
E.g., 06/30/2023
Country Resource - Cabo Verde

Cabo Verde

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  • Population..........................................................................596,707 (2022 est.)
  • Population growth rate ............................................................1.21% (2022 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................18.49 births/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Death rate...................................................5.8 deaths/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Net migration rate...........................-0.57 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2022 est.)
  • Ethnic groups.............................Creole (Mulatto) 71%, African 28%, European 1%

CIA World Factbook

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Very few countries have experienced emigration on a scale approaching that of Cape Verde. Jorgen Carling of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) examines migration's effects on the country's past and present, as well as its implications for the future.

Recent Activity

Along with increased trade and Chinese investment in Africa has come new migration between the two regions. Malia Politzer places this movement in context and looks at the types of Chinese migrants going to Africa and the Africans going to China.

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Very few countries have experienced emigration on a scale approaching that of Cape Verde. Jorgen Carling of the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) examines migration's effects on the country's past and present, as well as its implications for the future.
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Policy Briefs
June 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged public health and migration management infrastructures in sub-Saharan Africa, as never before. It revealed important lessons about how countries in the region can adapt mobility systems in ways that protect public health while also allowing people to safely access work, humanitarian protection, and their communities.