Diaspora, Development and Integration: A Review of Policies and Practice

PRIO Policy Brief

Erdal, Marta Bivand; Jørgen Carling; Cindy Horst & Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn (2020) Diaspora, Development and Integration: A Review of Policies and Practice, PRIO Policy Brief, 5. Oslo: PRIO.

​How does integration in the country of settlement matter for diaspora members’ development engagements in the Global South? And how has this intersection been addressed in policy and practice? We explore these questions through examples from Norway, where political efforts to include diaspora in development cooperation and foreign policy have been justified from an integration perspective. In this policy brief, we evaluate the partial implementation of this policy and its relevance for remittances, and argue for the need to re-think how we understand the links between diaspora, development and integration.

Authors

Marta Bivand Erdal

Marta Bivand Erdal

Research Director

Jørgen Carling

Jørgen Carling

Research Professor

Cindy Horst

Cindy Horst

Research Professor

Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn

Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn

Research Assistant

Research Groups