Description: 

The Rwandan diaspora mapping report in Belgium aims to ascertain and transmit a profile that outlines the number, gender composition, geographic distribution, and professional skills, training and expertise of Rwandans living in the country. 

Realizing the importance of its diaspora in economic development, the Government of Rwanda would like to identify the conditions and factors that are necessary to engage the diaspora in the development of their country of origin. The Government of Rwanda believes that there is a real need for a well-established structural and strategic framework, both in Rwanda and abroad, to mobilize, coordinate and integrate the Rwandan diaspora into national development, thus the mapping exercise to provide evidence-based information for policy formulation. 

The report was drafted in close coordination with IOM in Berlin, the Government of Rwanda and IOM Rwanda. It was reviewed by the Regional Thematic Specialists, the Labour Mobility and Human Development Programme of the Regional Office in Nairobi, IOM Belgium, the Government of Rwanda in Kigali and its embassy in Belgium.

Table des matières: 
  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • List of figures
  • List of tables
  • Acronyms
  • Executive summary
  • 1. Background and literature review
    • 1.1. Rationale of the study
    • 1.2. Rwanda: An overview
    • 1.3. Rwandans overseas
    • 1.4. The Rwandan diaspora
    • 1.5. The three diasporas
    • 1.6. Development
    • 1.7. Remittances
    • 1.8. Skill sets
    • 1.9. Conclusion
  • 2. Methodology, scope, aims and objectives
    • 2.1. Methodology
    • 2.2. Sampling strategy and technique
    • 2.3. Project execution
    • 2.4. Key informant interviews
    • 2.5. Online survey
    • 2.6. Privacy and ethics 
    • 2.7. Limitations
    • 2.8. Contingency planning
  • 3. Statistical overview
    • 3.1. Current Rwandan nationals
    • 3.2. Rwanda-born Rwandans in Belgium
    • 3.3. First nationality: Rwandan
  • 4. Survey findings and analysis
    • 4.1. Survey findings
    • 4.2. Diaspora training background
    • 4.3. Diaspora interest in contributing to development
    • 4.4. Diaspora awareness of opportunities for contributing to development
    • 4.5. Diaspora remittance-sending activity
    • 4.6. Diaspora members’ involvement with diaspora associations
    • 4.7. Diaspora awareness (gaps)
  • 5. Key informant interviews, embassy interviews and open-ended  survey questions
    • 5.1. Expectations of the Rwandan Government
    • 5.2. Support from the Rwandan Government
    • 5.3. Policy suggestions for the Rwandan Government
    • 5.4. Embassy interview findings
    • 5.5. Case study: Remittance agencies
  • 6. Findings
  • 7. Recommendations
  • Annex 1. Interview questionnaires
  • Annex 2. Categories of Rwandan citizenship
  • Bibliography
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