Enhancing Diaspora Engagement: Operational Guidelines for South-South and Triangular Cooperation

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These operational guidelines are a practical step-by-step guide to develop effective diaspora engagement policies for the purpose of strengthening partnerships with other countries, diaspora associations and other actors. The underlying argument for improving the links to diaspora and partnerships with others is that diaspora are important assets to the development of a country, and thus need to be nurtured in a collaborative way. Aside from their renowned role as senders of remittances, diaspora also act as brokers of knowledge and agents for more successful partnerships in the private sector as well as in the public sector. Diaspora can lead the change, while governments can catalyze their impact, and vice-versa.

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999 pages

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Reinforcing the capacities of migrant communities for development