Migrants - the untapped potential

Economic migrants and refugees have a decisive influence on the development of their countries of origin. This is true at both economic and political levels. Astonishingly, at a political level only minimal interest is shown in this fact; the diaspora?s potential is being barely tapped. And yet migration processes generate structural points of leverage which hold great promise for development cooperation.

Katrin Radtke
Humanitarian Aid and Development Policy Advisor
Bonn, Germany

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