Research on diaspora investment interests in their home country – Survey by the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

The William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan is an independent non-profit research and educational organization that creates and disseminates knowledge to support economic development in low-and-middle-income countries. The Financial Sector Development (FSD) initiative at WDI was established to identify and implement ways to improve access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies. The research focus of the FSD initiative is on remittances; specifically determining if/how remittances can be used to promote entrepreneurial activity and catalyze private sector development in emerging economies.

We have developed a survey to understand diaspora investment interests. The link for the survey can be accessed at –



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