Despite a sluggish economy, a report issued by the World Bank finds that worldwide remittances grew in 2012, with diaspora members from developing countries sending home three times more than official development aid.
In the future, the country’s leadership will include many more diaspora members that have close ties to their countries of heritage. How do you think this will affect our country’s direction?
MPI’s Susanna Groves recently wrote about the enormous potential of the 14.95 million American youth who are first- or second-generation diaspora members. Impressed by the sheer size of this population, she uses this blog post to explore whether this is a new phenomenon or part of ongoing demographic shifts.