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Diasporas and private sector development

17 Dec 2007

These are then linked together in matrix form with five groups of actors that facilitate these contributions: the diaspora communities themselves, the governments of countries of ori- gin, governments and the private sector in countries of settlement, and the multilateral donor community. [...] These re- sults are reflective of LAC’s diversity in terms of the socio-economic strength of its constituent countries and the human capital characteristics of those who immigrate to Canada from the region In spite of this diversity, 67 per cent of those surveyed indicated that remittances were an impor- tant mechanism through which members of the diaspora have been contributing to their home coun [...] This hierarchy of significance is explained in visual form by the stars in each of the boxes in the interior of the matrix. [...] Finally, the last column in the matrix illustrates the size of the multiplier or feedback effects in the recipient economy that have been stimulated by each of the six types of activities. [...] In order to help substantiate the relationships and their respective intensity – as illustrated by the boxes of vary- ing thickness in Figure 1 and the stars in Table 1 – it is useful to discuss several examples of these first order effects before analyzing the results of the survey of diaspora business associa- tions conducted for this report.
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Dade, Carlo

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