‘Contributions and Barriers to Knowledge Transfer: The Experience of Returning Experts’ examines the knowledge transfer that results from returning experts (RE). In so doing the paper distinguishes between tacit and explicit knowledge transfer, analyses the perspective of both the knowledge sender and receiver, and considers barriers that may hinder the knowledge transfer and creation process. The study, produced on behalf of the Migration for Development (PME) Programme, which is being implemented by the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), makes several recommendations for the improvement of the support offered by CIM to REs.
The paper is available in the CIM Paper Series No. 7.