MIGRANT VISIONS ABROAD, AT HOME: Collective actions towards local economic development

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This research paper investigates the process of shaping the role of migrant domestic workers as actors in local economic development (LED).

The analysis looks at the use of microfinance as a strategy for collective action, discussing current practices of migrant workers that hint at their potential as actor in LED, as well as their motivations in supporting LED in their origin communities.

The paper demonstrates how local government, NGOs and CBOs in local communities can be similarly involved as LED actors, proving that migrant workers alone cannot be studied and that non-migrants should also be taken into account, together with the broader development context in which migration takes place.

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69 pages

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The Hague - The Netherlands

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International Institute of Social Studies