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Integration and Development: Need for Dialogue

Integration and Development: Need for Dialogue

​This PRIO Paper examines how the integration experiences of migrants and their descendants in settlement countries affect development processes in countries of origin. Eight specific conduits for diaspora contributions to development are reviewed, including remittance-sending, voting and activism, and participation in official development cooperation. Evidence from across different countries points in one direction: links between migrants’ engagement in development in countries of origin and integration processes in countries of settlement exist – and they matter.