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Diaspora for Development in Africa

AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ASSET CLASS ASSET DIVERSIFICATION ASYLUM ASYMMETRIES OF INFORMATION BONDS BORROWER BRAIN DRAIN CAPACITY BUILDING CAPITAL FLOWS CAPITAL FORMATION CAPITAL MARKETS CATALYSTS CITIZEN CITIZENS CITIZENSHIP CIVIL RIGHTS COLLECTIVE ACTION COMMODITY PRICES COMMUNITIES OF ORIGIN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONSUMER GOODS CONTRACT ENFORCEMENT COUNTRIES OF DESTINATION COUNTRIES OF ORIGIN COUNTRY OF ORIGIN CREDIBILITY CREDITWORTHINESS CURRENCY CURRENCY DEVALUATION DEBT DEBT SWAP DEVELOPING COUNTRIES DEVELOPMENT BANK DEVELOPMENT FINANCE DEVELOPMENT GOALS DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES DISSEMINATION DURABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EMERGING MARKETS ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT EQUIPMENT EQUITY CAPITAL EQUITY FLOWS EQUITY INVESTMENTS ETHNIC GROUPS EXCHANGE COMMISSION EXCHANGE RATE EXCHANGE RATE MOVEMENTS EXPATRIATE NATIONALS EXPORTERS EXTERNAL DEBT FAMILY MEMBERS FEMALE CIRCUMCISION FINANCIAL CAPITAL FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS FINANCIAL MARKETS FINANCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOREIGN CAPITAL FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN INVESTORS FOREIGN POLICY GLOBAL AGENDA GLOBAL COMMISSION GLOBAL COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT GLOBAL FINANCE GOVERNMENT AGENCIES GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT HOLDING HOME COUNTRIES HOST COUNTRIES HOST COUNTRY HOUSEHOLD INCOME HOUSEHOLD INCOMES HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS HUMAN CAPITAL HUMAN RESOURCES HUMAN RIGHTS IMMIGRANT IMMIGRANTS IMMIGRATION IMMIGRATION POLICY INFORMATION ASYMMETRIES INSTRUMENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTEREST RATES INTERNATIONAL BANK INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL MARKETS INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIOS INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY INTERNATIONAL TRADE INVESTING INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT FLOWS INVESTMENT FUNDS INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES INVESTMENT PROJECTS INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION INVESTOR BASE INVESTOR PROTECTIONS ISSUANCE JOB CREATION LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET LABOR MARKETS LACK OF INFORMATION LAND OWNERSHIP LAND PARCELS LEGAL MIGRANTS LEGAL STATUS LEGAL SYSTEM LENDER LEVELS OF EDUCATION LIQUIDITY LOAN LOCAL COMMUNITY LOCAL CURRENCY LOCAL DEVELOPMENT LOCAL POPULATION MARKET INFORMATION MICROCREDIT MIGRANT MIGRANT POPULATIONS MIGRATION FLOWS MIGRATION ISSUES MONETARY FUND MOTHER MUTUAL FUNDS NATIONAL AUTHORITIES NATIONAL BANKS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT NATIONALS NEGATIVE SHOCKS NUMBER OF CHILDREN ORPHANS PENSION PENSION FUNDS PERMANENT RESIDENCE POLITICAL ECONOMY POPULATION MOVEMENTS PORTFOLIO PORTFOLIO CHOICES PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT POTENTIAL CONTRIBUTION POTENTIAL MIGRANTS PRIVATE EQUITY PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRODUCTIVE INVESTMENT PRODUCTIVE INVESTMENTS PUBLIC FINANCE PUBLIC POLICY RECEIPT RECENT IMMIGRANTS RECIPIENT COUNTRY REFERRAL SERVICES REFUGEE REMITTANCES RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS RESERVE RESPECT RETURN RETURN MIGRATION RETURNEE RETURNEES RURAL AREAS SAVINGS SAVINGS ACCOUNTS SAVINGS RATES SCARCE RESOURCES SECONDARY MARKET SECURITIES SERVICE PROVIDERS SKILL LEVEL SKILLED MIGRANTS SKILLED PERSONNEL SKILLED PROFESSIONALS SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SMALL BUSINESSES SMALL ENTERPRISE SOCIAL CAPITAL SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIAL NETWORKS STATE BANK STOCKS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT TAX TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERTIARY EDUCATION TRADING TRANSFER OF KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER OF SKILLS TRANSFER OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSFERS OF TECHNOLOGY TRANSPARENCY UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS VOCATIONAL TRAINING VULNERABILITY VULNERABLE POPULATIONS WHITE HOUSE WORK EXPERIENCE
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World Bank
Africa | Africa
2012-03-19T09:03:30Z | 2012-03-19T09:03:30Z | 2011-04-26

The diaspora of developing countries can be a potent force for development for their countries of origin, through remittances, but also, importantly, through promotion of trade, investments, research, innovation, and knowledge and technology transfers. This book brings relevant experience from both developed and developing countries to bear on issues confronting today's governments in linking with their diaspora. The chapters present different approaches used by countries that have tried to maximize the possible gains from migration by engaging more comprehensively with different diaspora groups and individuals. Some African countries are pursuing policies to develop links with Africans abroad, either to encourage them to return or to use their skills, knowledge, or financial capital to foster African development. The book discusses concrete examples of diaspora initiatives that are being implemented in Africa. There are comprehensive reviews on how the diaspora can promote trade and investment linkages. Some developing countries are using dual citizenship to deepen ties with their diaspora. The book directly addresses the issues of remittances-linked financial instruments, investments by the diaspora, diaspora bonds, contributions of skilled and unskilled diaspora in transferring knowledge, analytical research on return migration, and concrete circular migration experiences. There is a need to have a better understanding of these initiatives and to see whether they can be scaled up or replicated in other countries worldwide.

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