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The complexities of diaspora giving

Mark Sidel 6 March 2018

In this issue of Alliance, authors from a number of nations and regions give a new take on the theme of diaspora philanthropy. They explore younger diaspora communities and the new technologies and values which …

What is diaspora?

Alliance magazine 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

The word diaspora comes from the Greek words dia meaning ‘through’ or ‘over’ and speiro meaning ‘dispersal’ or ‘to sow’. Today’s diasporas live in a world which is now more globalized, interconnected and interdependent than …

New diaspora capital

Kingsley Aikins 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

According to the UN more than 244 million people now live outside the country they were born in, an increase of 41 per cent since 2000. A new geography has been created through migration: the …

What’s the difference between philanthropy and remittances?

Andrew Milner 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

The most significant source of income transfer from expatriates to their home country are remittances. According to the Hudson Institute’s latest figures, remittances from donor countries were $224 billion in 2014 whereas philanthropy accounted for …

Canada’s millionaire migrants, model minorities and mega-donations

Krishan Mehta 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

In 2016, 82,000 millionaires moved from one country to another, according to a recent report by a South African market research firm. What resources are they bringing with them? To what extent are they maintaining …

Giving as whole beings, not as living ATMs

Solome Lemma 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

While African diaspora communities have given for decades and continue to do so through various formations, we have yet to maximize the diaspora’s giving potential. This may be about to change. To tap into the …

Whither Indian diaspora philanthropy?

Rajesh Tandon 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

‘If you want to give back to India, this is the best time to do so,’ Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, told the Indian community in the US during his visit to America in June …

Finding a way in Kashmir

Bilal Ahmad Pandow 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Like any other country, India has a regulatory framework governing the operations of the non-profit organizations working in the country. In addition to the limits those regulations prescribe, they sometimes impose unforeseen challenges on the …

Pakistan’s information gap

1 Sofia Shakil 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

Diaspora philanthropy in Pakistan can be categorized broadly into three streams of funding. The first relates to faith-based contributions by overseas Pakistani charities and individuals, predominantly from the UK since the 1950s but increasingly from …

The skill of the Irish

1 Kingsley Aikins 6 March 2018 For Subscribers

In the 19th and 20th centuries, 10 million people emigrated from Ireland. The good news is that this has resulted in a diaspora of over 70 million people, with more than 44 million living in …