Contributions and Counting: Guidance on Measuring the Economic Impact of your Diaspora beyond Remittances
Related Sustainable Development Goals and Global Compact for Migration Objectives
Contributions and Counting: Guidance on Measuring the Economic Impact of your Diaspora beyond Remittances provides guidance for governments and national authorities looking to understand and measure the economic contributions made by their diaspora to their country of origin – that is, contributions beyond financial remittances. These economic contributions include investment, trade, tourism and philanthropy. Contributions and Counting provides users with a structured approach to understanding existing data collection frameworks and how they can be modified to isolate foreign capital inflows made by the diaspora through the aforementioned channels. Data generated from this exercise can be utilized to make more precise policy interventions and develop more effective policies and programmes to engage the diaspora as developmental actors.
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Two core parts
A. Six steps towards measuring the economic contributions of your diaspora (e.g. establishing a coordination structure, selecting the best data collection methods, etc.)
B. Data collection options (e.g. measuring diaspora investment, trade, tourism, using surveys, etc.)