Diasporas: New Partners in Global Development Policy
Diasporas play an increasingly prominent role in discussions on foreign assistance and development policy. Governments of migrant-sending countries are working to attract both the talents and resources of emigrants and their descendants while governments of aid-sending countries hope to improve the outcomes of development assistance by engaging the talents and expertise of diasporas. Independently of governments, many diaspora groups or individuals recognize profitable opportunities in their homelands, or contribute their time, talents, and resources to improving the quality of life there.
This volume examines the development impact of diasporas in six critical areas: entrepreneurship, capital markets, "nostalgia" trade and "heritage" tourism, philanthropy, volunteerism, and advocacy.
It is the result of research commissioned from the Migration Policy Institute by the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) Office of Poverty Reduction, Diaspora Networks Alliance.
The book is free to download in its entirety.
Six Studies and a Road Map: Diasporas as Partners in Development
Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development
Kathleen Newland and Hiroyuki Tanaka
Diaspora Investment in Developing and Emerging Country Capital Markets: Patterns and Prospects
Heritage Tourism and Nostalgia Trade: A Diaspora Niche in the Development Landscape
Kathleen Newland and Carylanna Taylor
Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy
Kathleen Newland, Aaron Terrazas, and Roberto Munster
Connected through Service: Diaspora Volunteers and Global Development
Voice after Exit: Diaspora Advocacy