Engaging diasporas: How governments and development agencies can support diaspora involvement in development of origin countries

01 June 2006

Hein de Haas

A study for Oxfam Novib International Migration Institute, University of Oxford

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There is increasing recognition of the potential of migration in stimulating development in countries of origin. This acknowledgment accompanies a call to engage migrants and diaspora organisations in development cooperation. The present study analyses how multilateral organisations as well as European governments and development agencies have implemented such ‘migrants and development’ policies over the past three decades. It focuses specifically on the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France, but also considers Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain.