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Closing the Distance

How Governments Strengthen Ties with their Diasporas

Edited by Dovelyn Rannveig Agunias

This book explores how developing-country governments have institutionalized ties with emigrants and their descendents. The contributors provide comparative analysis of institutions in 27 countries and practitioner insights from the Philippines, Mali, Mexico, and El Salvador.

Contributors include Kathleen Newland (Migration Policy Institute), Dovelyn Agunias (Migration Policy Institute), Patricia Aragon Sto. Tomas (chairman, Development Bank of the Philippines and former secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, Government of the Philippines), Badara Aliou Macalou (minister of Malians Abroad and African Integration, Government of Mali), Carlos González Gutiérrez (former executive director, Institute of Mexicans Abroad, Government of Mexico), and Ernesto Nosthas (director general for Attention to Salvadoran Communities Abroad, Viceministry of Foreign Relations for Salvadorans Abroad, Government of El Salvador).

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