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Mulugeta Bezabih Mekonnen
Transnational Migration-Development Nexus
The Engagement of Ethiopian Diaspora Associations Based in Germany
Reihe: Beiträge zur Afrikaforschung
Bd. 90, 2018, 374 S., 44.90 EUR, 44.90 CHF, br., ISBN 978-3-643-91028-8
With a tenfold increase in remittance flows over the last 25 years, the diaspora's role in the development efforts of the global South has gained broader interest. Besides financial remittances, flows of skills and social remittances have gained attention, particularly the relevance of diaspora associations as drivers of development. This book explores the engagement of Ethiopian diaspora associations in Germany for their home country's development. It investigates the policies of the Ethiopian and Germany governments, and the opportunities the policies generate for diaspora engagement efforts.
Mulugeta Bezabih Mekonnen is currently working at the Center for African and Oriental Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.