Our knowledge

At EUDiF, we believe that sharing knowledge is essential to maximise the potential of diaspora engagement for sustainable development. Diaspora engagement is an incredibly dynamic landscape, full of innovation and exploration. There is a lot to learn from the past and present, as well as much to reflect on for the future.

This page is structured around the geographic and thematic publications produced by EUDiF through research, dialogue and capacity development work. In the Library section of the website, you can find resources produced with our partners for case studies and for specific actions, as well as event reports and collections of interesting practices from around the world.


EUDiF has generated over 100 country profiles covering diaspora engagement policy frameworks, trends, practices, institutions and diaspora organisations. The factsheets are updated on an annual basis and thanks to them, we have built an interactive world map, as well as analysed diaspora engagement by region. There is a lot to learn, whether you start from a specific country or region, or take a global approach.

Note: Statistics come from UN and World Bank datasets. As diaspora definitions vary widely, we have chosen to use comparable data on emigration. We are aware that this does not include all who consider themselves diaspora. In certain cases national statistics are included in the fact sheets. Maps used are for illustration purposes only. They are based on UN methodology for statistical convenience and do not imply any assumption regarding political or other affiliation of countries or territories by EUDiF, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development or the European Commission.


To complement location-based knowledge, we have collected practical lessons by theme based on our technical support actions in our "learning by doing" series. These are organised into four key clusters: economic capital, human capital, enabling environment and empowering diaspora organisations.

Before diving in, why not read our special edition on capacity development success factors?
More resources will be published in the course of 2023.

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