and Evaluation Support Activity (MEASURE II) conducted an assessment of the BiH
diaspora to explore the opportunities and challenges for boosting the
diaspora’s involvement in the country’s socio-economic development
assessment addresses the following questions:
- What are the
most attractive sectors to diaspora investors that also have the best
potential to generate jobs and income?
- What outreach
methods for mobilizing diaspora investment might be applicable in BiH?
- How is diaspora
investment mobilization facilitated at the local level in BiH?
- What are the main challenges for diaspora investment at the
- What types of public-private
partnership opportunities are available at the local level that could
catalyze diaspora investment?
- What financing
vehicles/models might be considered to catalyze diaspora investment in
- Which knowledge
transfer and skills upgrade models from other countries with large
diasporas could be replicated in BiH?
To answer the assessment questions, MEASURE II reviewed 77 relevant documents and interviewed and consulted with 124 stakeholders, including members of the BiH diaspora, representatives of the BiH diaspora organizations and networks, government officials, representatives of the international community, diaspora experts and researchers, and representatives local NGOs/CSOs. The report is available here.