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24 sep 2015

Zambian Diaspora Survey - Report Feeding into the Development of a Diaspora Engagement Framework for Zambia

This study is intended to create a basis for the development of a framework for the Government of the Republic of Zambia (GRZ) to engage the Zambian diaspora in national development efforts. There is currently very little in terms of a coherent and articulated policy on diaspora issues in Zambia. The study is conducted as a direct response to calls from several stakeholders, including government partners, for detailed information on the diaspora that will enable the formulation of informed policies and related action. The study is primarily concerned with the views and aspirations of Zambians in the diaspora and their potential for participation in national development. It takes cognizance of the multidimensional nature of development and migration, and, therefore, by providing accurate and up-to-date information, aims to supplement the efforts of relevant development stakeholders in drawing up a preliminary road map for short- and medium-term interventions necessary to engage the Zambian diaspora. The study also offers guidance for the formulation of a national diaspora policy (which is currently lacking in Zambia) that would ensure the effective engagement of the diaspora in national development efforts. The ultimate goal for such engagement is not only the realization of the rights of Zambians in the diaspora to participate in national development, but also the utilization of resources available among the diaspora as a means of productive investment in Zambia.

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of figures
  • Acronyms and abbreviations
  • Preface
  • Foreword
  • Executive summary
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Literature review
    • 3. Zambian diaspora profile
    • 4. Diaspora communication channels
    • 5. Human and financial resources among the diaspora
    • 6. Diaspora networks
    • 7. Findings of interviews in the UK and RSA
    • 8. Conclusion and recommendations
  • References
  • Annex I: List of websites in which the survey link was posted
  • Annex II: Data collection tools used for the study
  • Annex III: List of diaspora professions