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By The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan | on 08 December 2017
Abstract

The William Davidson Institute (WDI) at the University of Michigan is an independent non-profit research and educational organization that creates and disseminates knowledge to support economic development in low-and-middle-income countries. The Financial Sector Development (FSD) initiative at WDI was established to identify and implement ways to improve access to capital for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies. The research focus of the FSD initiative is on remittances; specifically determining if/how remittances can be used to promote entrepreneurial activity and catalyze private sector development in emerging economies.

We have developed a survey to understand diaspora investment interests. The link for the survey can be accessed at - https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3m8tZ1IA1wFk1CJ

 

 

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Dear members,

As mentioned above, the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan is conducting a survey to understand diaspora investment interests. The survey can be accessed via this link below: 

 https://umich.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3m8tZ1IA1wFk1CJ

The purpose of this survey is to understand how people living in foreign countries (the diaspora) think about helping out financially in their home country. The diaspora community, for several decades now, has sent back money to its families and the volume of such remittances is growing. While we know that many of these transfers are used to cover basic needs; money can be remitted to friends or families as a loan or investment to grow businesses.  
 
As researchers, we’re trying to understand more about how and why the diaspora decide to send money, and how they might keep track of what it’s used for.  Our goal is to determine how the diaspora think about the remittances they send. And what will it take for them to send money for investing in small and medium enterprises in their home country. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes. We encourage that the respondents answer all questions as this will help us with our research. All responses are anonymous and will be used only for research purposes.  If you have any questions about it, please feel free to email our research team at wdi-finance@umich.edu.

Thank you very much in advance.

 

 

Author: The William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
Publication date: 08 December 2017
Address of the Contact Person: 724 East University Ave, Wyly Hall, First Floor, Ann Arbor, Michigan - 48108

Research on diaspora investment interests in their home country - Survey by the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan
Credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com) , 08 December 2017
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