New Handbook on Diaspora Engagement Provides Road Map for Leveraging the Role of Immigrants in Development Efforts Worldwide

Published Date:   Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012

 

A new handbook “Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development”, authored by Migration Policy Institute (MPI) migration and development experts Kathleen Newland and Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias (who is also a research officer with the International Organization for Migration) offers practical advice to policymakers and practitioners and details the wide range of institutions that governments worldwide have established to work with diasporas. The work builds upon diaspora engagement studies that MPI has engaged in for the better part of a decade, as well as the ongoing discussions that have taken place since 2007 at the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). For more on MPI’s research on diaspora engagement. The diaspora handbook is available for free download at www.migrationpolicy.org/pubs/thediasporahandbook.pdf.

 

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