Dr. Mulugeta Bezabih Mekonnen



Completed Project

Transnational Migration-Development Nexus: The Engagement of Ethiopian Diaspora Associations Based in Germany


This PHD project was published and is available at the website of LIT Verlag:


mekonnenWith a tenfold increase in remittance flows over the last 25 years, the diaspora's role in the development efforts of the global South has gained broader interest. Besides financial remittances, flows of skills and social remittances have gained attention, particularly the relevance of diaspora associations as drivers of development. This book explores the engagement of Ethiopian diaspora associations in Germany for their home country's development. It investigates the policies of the Ethiopian and Germany governments, and the opportunities the policies generate for diaspora engagement efforts.