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Capacity Building

Introduction to Strategic Planning for Diaspora Organizations, Webinar (August 12, 2014) Recording
IdEA, Accenture Federal Services, Cuso International

On August 12, 2014, IdEA hosted a strategic planning webinar with partners Cuso International and Accenture Federal Services. The webinar discussed the Diasporas for Development program, provided an overview of strategic planning, and examined the strategic planning process through the lens of the Diasporas for Development program.

Strategy and Leadership for Nonprofits, Blog
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Breakthrough Strategy Workbook
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Mission Gap
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

The Power of Goals
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Breakthrough Thinking
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Achieving Growth
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Achieving the Impossible, “Intentionally”
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

How Do You Know if Your Organization is Accomplishing Its Mission? 
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Mission Accomplishment as Philanthropic Organization Effectiveness
Robert M. Sheehan, Jr., PhD, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

Research & Tools

Diasporas: New Partners in Global Development PolicyScreencast & Presentation
Kathleen Newland, Editor

Developing a Road Map for Engaging Diasporas in Development: A Handbook for Policymakers and Practitioners in Home and Host Countries
By Dovelyn Agunias and Kathleen Newland

Global Diasporas Strategies Toolkit
By Kingsley Aikins and Nicola White

Committed to the Diaspora: More Developing Countries Setting Up Diaspora Institutions
By Dovelyn Agunias

Hometown Associations: An Untapped Resource for Immigrant Integration?
By Will Somerville, Jamie Durana, and Aaron Matteo Terrazas

Migrant Hometown Associations and Opportunities for Development: A Global Perspective 
By Manuel Orozco and Rebecca Rouse

The Political Importance of Diasporas 
By Steven Vertovec

Connected Communities: Diaspora and Transnationality
By  Jayani Bonnerjee, Alison Blunt, Cathy McIlwaine and Clifford Pereira

Diaspora Effects in International Migration: Key Questions and Methodological Issues
By Michel Beine, Frédéric Docquier and Ça?lar Özden

Diaspora on the Electronic Frontier: Developing Virtual Connections with Sacred Homelands
By Christopher Helland

Diaspora and Transnationalism: Concepts, Theories, and Methods
By Rainer Baubock and Thomas Faist, Editors

Exploring Diaspora Strategies: An International Comparison
By Delphine Ancien, Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin

Remittances and Development Program
Inter-American Dialogue

Diaspora Research Program
The George Washington University

Global Forum on Migration and Development

Research on Migrants, Migration, and Development
Migration Policy Institute

Global Remittances Guide
Migration Policy Institute

Characteristics of Immigrants in US and by State
Migration Policy Institute

Country Resources
Migration Policy Institute

People Move: A Blog About Migration, Remittances, and Development
World Bank

Migration and Remittances Fact Book 2011
World Bank

Migration and Development Community of Practice
United Nations & European Union

Engaging Diasporas as Development Partners for Home and Destination Countries: Challenges for Policymakers
By Dina Ionescu

Diaspora Business and Investment

Webinar Report: Migration, Entrepreneurship and Development
By C. Formson-Lorist, ADPC MADE Coordinator

A Collection of Resources, Thoughts & Ideas about the Social Investment Market 
By AP Social Finance

Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development
By Kathleen Newland and Hiroyuki Tanaka

Mobilizing Diaspora Entrepreneurship for Development (Screencast and Presentation)
Featuring Kathleen Newland, Liesl Riddle, Barbara Span, and Zelalem Dagne

Heritage Tourism and Nostalgia Trade: A Diaspora Niche in the Development Landscape 
By Kathleen Newland and Carylanna Taylor

Heritage Tourism and Nostalgia Trade (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Manuel Orozco and Gaynelle Henderson-Bailey

Diaspora Investment in Developing and Emerging Country Capital Markets: Patterns and Prospects
By Aaron Terrazas

Fostering Diaspora Investment in Developing Countries (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Aaron Terrazas, Eric Guichard, Richard Cambridge

The Magic of Diasporas
The Economist

Bridging the Cultural Divide: A Multi-level Model of Diaspora Homeland Investment
By Tjai Nielsen and Liesl Riddle

Diaspora Bonds: Tapping the Diaspora During Difficult Times
By Suhas L. Ketkar and Dilip Ratha

Preliminary Estimates of Diaspora Savings
By Dilip Ratha and Sanket Mohapatra

Diaspora for Development in Africa
By Sonia Plaza and Dilip Ratha, Editors

Substantial Investments to Court Diaspora Entrepreneurs for Development Gains
By Migration Information Source

Familiarity Breeds Investment: Diaspora Networks and International Investment
By David Leblang

Partnerships at Work: Western Union’s 4+1 experience in Mexico
By Inter-American Dialogue

Preliminary Estimates of Diaspora Savings
By Dilip Ratha and Sanket Mohapatra

Tasting Identity: Trends in Migrant Demand for Home Country Goods
By Manuel Orozco et al.

Kenya: What Role for Diaspora in Development?
By Kenneth Okoth

For Love and Money: Second-generation Indian Americans ‘Return’ to India
By Sonali Jain

Diasporas and Domestic Entrepreneurs: Evidence from the Indian Software Industry
By Ramana Nanda and Tarun Khanna

Diasporas and Outsourcing: Evidence from oDesk and India
By William R. Kerr and Christopher Stanton

Silicon Valley’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs
By AnnaLee Saxenian

Diaspora Philanthropy and Volunteering

Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy
By Kathleen Newland, Aaron Terrazas, and Roberto Munster

Diaspora Philanthropy: Private Giving and Public Policy (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Kathleen Newland, Yulya Spantchak, Danial Noorani, and Danny Pins

Connected through Service: Diaspora Volunteers and Global Development
By Aaron Terrazas

Connected through Service: Diaspora Volunteers and Global Development (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Rebecca Davidson, Tarek Nabhan, and Shital Shah

A Decade of Research and Practice of Diaspora Philanthropy in the Asia Pacific Region: The State of the Field
By Mark Sidel

Diaspora Philanthropy: Influences, Initiatives, and Issues
By Paula Doherty Johnson

Diaspora Philanthropy: The Colombia Experience
Maria Aysa-Lastra

Journeys in Service
By Gaurav Madan, Indicorps

The World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists: A Strategic Approach to Strengthen Muslim Giving
By Tariq Cheema

Potential into Practice: The Ethiopian Diaspora Volunteer Program
By Tedla W. Giorgis and Aaron Terrazas

The African Diaspora in the U.S. and its Interactions with Biodiversity Conservation in Africa
By Babacar MBow and Yemeserach Tessema

Cash & Compassion: The Somali Diaspora’s Role in Relief, Development, and Peacebuilding
By Laura Hammond, Mustafa Awad, Ali Ibrahim Dagane, Peter Hansen, Cindy Horst, Ken Menkhaus, and Lynette Obare

2012 Index of Global Philanthropy and Remittances
By Hudson Institute

Diaspora Diplomacy

Voice After Exit: Diaspora Advocacy
By Kathleen Newland

Voice After Exit: Diaspora Advocacy (Presentation and Screencast)
Featuring Kathleen Newland, Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Nadia Roumani, and Aram Hamparian

Diaspora Organizations from the Horn of Africa in Norway: Contributions to Peacebuilding?
Cindy Horst and Mohamed Husein Gaas

Exploring the Role of Diasporas in Rebuilding Governance in Post-Conflict Societies
By Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff

Diasporas as Partners in Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding
By Giulia Sinatti et al.

Engaging Diasporas: How governments and development agencies can support diaspora involvement in the development of origin countries
By Hein de Haas

The 2012 Mexican Presidential Election and Mexican Immigrants of Voting Age in the United States
By David Gutierrez, Jeanne Batalova, and Aaron Terrazas

Differentiating the Diaspora: Reflections on Diasporic Engagement “for Peace” in the Horn of Africa
By Markus Virgil Hoehne, Dereje Feyissa, Mahdi Abdile, and Clara Schmitz-Pranghe

Diasporas and Peace: A Comparative Assessment of Somali and Ethiopian Ethnic Communities in Europe
Andrea Warnecke, Editor

Engaging Diaspora Communities in Peace Processes
Public International Law and Policy Group

Diasporas in International Conflict
By Hazel Smith

Regional and Country Studies

Resources from: Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development

The Macedonian Diaspora in Australia: Current and Potential Links with the Homeland
By Danny Ben-Moshe, Deakin University; Dr Joanne Pyke, Victoria University; and Mr Ordan Andreevski, United Macedonian Diaspora

Emigration, Immigration, and Diaspora Relations in India 
By Daniel Naujoks

Profiles of Individual Immigrant Populations in the United States
By Migration Policy Institute

Haitian Diaspora Associations and their Investments in Basic Social Services in Haiti
By Patricia Weiss Fagen et al.

The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland
By Delphine Ancien, Mark Boyle, and Rob Kitchin

The Returning Diaspora: Analyzing Overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) Contributions Toward Vietnam’s Economic Growth
By Andrew T. Pham

Diasporas, Philanthropy and Hometown Associations: the Central American Experience
By Manuel Orozco

Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills, and Investments
By Dilip Ratha, Sanket Mohapatra, Caglar Ozden, Sonia Plaza, William Shaw, and Abebe Shimeles

The Cuban Diaspora in the 21st Century
By The Cuban Research Institute at Florida International University

Building Bridges: A Case Study on the Role of the Indian Diaspora in Canada
By Kant Bhargava and J.C. Sharma et al.

The Chinese Diaspora, Foreign Investment and Economic Development in China
By Alan Smart and Jinn-Yuh Hsu

A Diaspora Strategy for Canada? Enriching Debate through Heightening Awareness of International Practice
By Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin

Diaspora Strategies in Transition States: Prospects and Opportunities for Armenia
By Mark Boyle and Rob Kitchin

Hometown Associations (HTA‘s) – Opportunities and Challenges for Diaspora Led Development in Zimbabwe
Compiled by Robert Gonouya

Jamaica: From Diverse Beginning to Diaspora in the Developed World
By Alex Glennie and Laura Chappell

Israel and the Diaspora: Problems of Cognitive Dissonance
By William Safran

Ghana: Searching for Opportunities at Home and Abroad
By Micah Bump

Connecting Diaspora Young Adults to Israel: Lessons from Taglit Birthright Israel
By Leonard Saxe

Global Nomads: The Emergence of the Tibetan Diaspora
By Seonaigh MacPherson, Anne-Sophie Bentz, and Dawa Bhuti Ghoso

The Tibetan Diaspora: Adapting to Life outside Tibet
By Seonaigh MacPherson, Anne-Sophie Bentz, and Dawa Bhuti Ghoso

Macedonia: At a Quiet Crossroads
By Joanne van Selm

CARIM-India – Developing a knowledge base for policymaking on India-EU migration
By Kathryn Lum