International mobility has long sustained development in Boa Vista. For decades, the island relied heavily on migrant remittances. More recently, tourism has generated jobs and spurred in-migration. The economy has grown, but the development benefits are uneven.
Carling, Jørgen & Hannah Murray (2022) Migration and development dynamics in Boa Vista, Cabo Verde. MIGNEX Case STudy Briefs. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo.