Closing the Distance: How Governments Strengthen Ties with Their Diasporas
This book explores how developing-country governments have institutionalized ties with emigrants and their descendents. It offers an unprecedented taxonomy of 45 diaspora-engaging institutions found in 30 developing countries, exploring their activities and objectives. It also provides important practitioner insights from Mali, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Contributors include: Kathleen Newland, Director, Migrants, Migration, and Development and Refugee Policy programs, MPI; Dovelyn Agunias, Associate Policy Analyst, MPI; Patricia A. Sto. Tomas, Chairman, Development Bank of the Philippines and former Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, Government of the Philippines; Badara Aliou Macalou, Minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration, Government of Mali; Carlos González Gutiérrez, Consul General of Mexico in Sacramento, Calif., and former Executive Director, Institute of Mexicans Abroad, Government of Mexico.
Institutionalizing Diaspora Engagement within Migrant-Origin Governments
Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias
Protecting Overseas Filipino Workers: The Government’s Role in the Contract Labor Migration Cycle
Patricia A. Sto. Tomas
Creating Partnerships with Diasporas: The Malian Experience
Badara Aliou Macalou
The Institute of Mexicans Abroad: Dialogues, Diasporas, and Empowerment
Carlos González Gutiérrez