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Post date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:28:57 -0400

MPI has produced profiles of 15 diaspora communities in the United States, gathering in one place key demographic data and analysis on diasporas from Bangladesh, Colombia, El Salvador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. The profiles examine population size, educational attainment, household income, employment patterns, geographic distribution, and remittance volume.

Post date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:09:11 -0400

This report examines the complexity of immigrant integration governance in EU Member States, and offers detailed mapping of the origin-country institutions that are increasingly involved in integration-related activities. It explores how EU institutions can maximize opportunities for cooperation between origin and destination countries on integration governance.

Post date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:36:12 -0400

A call/webinar focused the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development: its agenda, the policy areas that seem ripe for action, and what impact the discussions will have on the post-2015 development agenda.

Post date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:02:37 -0400

As hundreds of migrants were drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations General Assembly was hours from gathering for only the second time in its history to address international migration. The juxtaposition threw a question into sharp relief: does the world body have any impact on the world’s migrants?

Post date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400

The recent special session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, labeled the High-Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development (HLD), was the UN's second-ever discussion devoted solely to international migration. This article examines the implications and outcomes of the HLD, identifies some of the issues that garnered widespread support, and assesses whether the international community is inching toward greater multilateral engagement on migration.

Post date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 -0400

This policy brief, which concludes a nine-brief series examining what is known about the linkages between migration and development, suggests that the policy framework on migration and development remains relatively weak, and few development agencies have made it a priority to promote the positive impact of international migration.

Post date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:30:00 -0400

Yevgeny Kuznetsov, editor of MPI’s book examining how to effectively use diaspora talent abroad to create development in countries of origin, is joined by MPI's Kathleen Newland, and economist Lev Freinkman for a discussion of the issues revolving around diaspora engagement. 

Post date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400

Diaspora engagement has become a key and accepted component in the arsenal of development strategies. The question of how to effectively and efficiently harness the force of a country’s diaspora through government intervention and policy remains one that many governments and international organizations must grapple with. Diaspora interventions tend to be organic and outside the confines of government and institutional structures.

Post date: Sun, 01 Sep 2013 00:00:00 -0400

Diasporas can play an important role in the economic development of their countries of origin or ancestry. Beyond their well-known role as senders of remittances, diasporas also can promote trade and foreign direct investment, create businesses, spur entrepreneurship, and transfer new knowledge and skills. Policymakers increasingly recognize that an engaged diaspora can be an asset — or even a counterweight to the emigration of skilled and talented migrants.

Post date: Mon, 01 Jul 2013 00:00:00 -0400

This edited volume develops a pragmatic approach to the engagement of highly skilled members of the diaspora for the benefit of their countries of origin. The book, edited by a World Bank senior economist, is based on empirical work in middle-income and high-income economies.

Post date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 -0400

The region encompassing Central and Eastern Europe as well as the former Soviet Union is the source of a sizeable share of international migrants today, yet many of these countries' development efforts do not benefit from strong diaspora ties. With the addition of several new countries in this region since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Czechoslovakia in the early 1990s, the notions of nationality and belonging—central to any diaspora engagement in home-country development—have become particularly complex and delicate. This article provides an overview of migration and demographic changes in this region from the 1990s forward, and also examines government approaches and attitudes toward diasporas and development.

Post date: Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:00:00 -0400

This conference provides an assessment of what we have learned about the relationship between migration and development in the past decade—including the gains made through six years of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD)—and identifies key areas that are ripe for action.

Post date: Fri, 17 May 2013 00:00:00 -0400

The immigration debate in the United States often focuses on how many foreign born enter and reside in the country. Much less attention is paid to Americans who live abroad—a population estimated at anywhere from 2 million to 7 million. This article examines the challenges of enumerating this population and also explores top destinations for American expats, their livelihoods, and motivations for leaving the United States.

Post date: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 00:00:00 -0500

El Salvador's lengthy civil war crushed diasporas' opportunities for political or civic engagement in this small, densely-populated Central American nation. However, hometown associations—diaspora organizations that contribute to the development needs of their members' hometowns—represent a modern-day venue for civil society participation. This article explores how diasporas are contributing to development in more ways than just cash flows and projects by transforming the governance landscape.

Post date: Thu, 01 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0400

This brief explores how governments in Asia are facilitating diaspora contributions, including creation of conducive legal frameworks and diaspora-centered institutions to initiation of programs that specifically target diasporas as development actors.

Post date: Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0400

Immigration and international development policy conversations have become entangled in the U.S. context, not necessarily to the benefit of either debate. This article explores how a contemporary understanding and decoupling of the issues can contribute to more effective policymaking.

Post date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 17:00:00 -0400

The second annual Global Diaspora Forum, hosted by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, focused on how new technology can empower and increase diaspora philanthropy, volunteerism, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. MPI was the knowledge partner for the forum.

Post date: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400

The 2012 Global Diaspora Forum challenged diaspora communities to forge partnerships with the private sector, civil society, and public institutions in order to make their engagements with their countries of origin or ancestry effective, scalable, and sustainable.

Post date: Thu, 12 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400

A discussion on diaspora engagement with Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency; and IOM and MPI representatives based in Asia.

Post date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0400

A discussion with Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President, National Science and Technology Development Agency; Frank Laczko, Head, Migration Research Division, IOM; Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias, Regional Research Officer, IOM, and Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute (MPI); and Kathleen Newland, Director of Migrants, Migration, and Development, Migration Policy Institute (MPI).