Diasporic Philanthropy

Diasporic philanthropyOne of the most familiar, if least understood, aspects of diasporas’ engagement with their countries of origin is philanthropy: private resources donated out of an altruistic interest to advance human welfare. Diaspora philanthropy is not a new phenomenon, but as this report describes, there are reasons to believe that it is changing. Substantial existing research documents the philanthropic projects of diasporas in their communities of origin.

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