Diaspora Development Engagements Seen Through the Prism of Islamic Charity

PRIO Policy Brief

Erdal, Marta Bivand & Kaja Borchgrevink (2015) Diaspora Development Engagements Seen Through the Prism of Islamic Charity, PRIO Policy Brief, 16. Oslo: PRIO.

​​​​In this Policy Brief, we approach diaspora development engagement from the angle of everyday practices of Islamic charity. We explore the implicit and explicit roles which religion may take in motivating, structuring and organizing development engagements. We argue that a perspective which foregrounds religion, in its diverse articulations, adds valuable insights to the ways in which we understand migrants’ contributions to development. It also adds to our understanding of the engagements of Muslims in societies like the Norwegian, and their transnational ties to countries of origin. 

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Authors

Kaja Borchgrevink

Kaja Borchgrevink

Senior Researcher

Marta Bivand Erdal

Marta Bivand Erdal

Research Professor in Migration Studies

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