Roadmap for the Contribution of the Diaspora on Delocalised Investments Towards Africa

Posted: 20 Feb 2016

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Alain Ndedi

YENEPAD; ISTG-AC; Saint Monica University; University of Johannesburg; University of Pretoria

Date Written: February 19, 2016


Purpose: The main objective of this paper is to explain the contribution of African Diaspora in increasing delocalized investments from developed countries to Africa.

Methodology: A thorough literature review will be conducted of successful contribution of Diaspora in the promotion of delocalized investments towards their country of origin. The following Asian countries (Japan, China, South Korea) will be the main focus of the study on good examples to duplicate in Africa taking in consideration African culture and specificities.

Findings: The main results of this study on successful delocalized investments towards Africa are the creation of quality circles among African Diaspora communities, partnerships between African associations and their country of origin, the promotion of skilled immigrants to potential investors wishing to return in their country of origin (reverse brain or brain circulation).

Practical implication: The paper stressed that for Diaspora initiatives to be fully implemented and accepted in Africa; there is a need to have a strong partnership between Diaspora organisations and their home country.

Keywords: FDI, Africa, Diaspora, Quality circles, Brain circulation

Suggested Citation

Ndedi, Alain Aime, Roadmap for the Contribution of the Diaspora on Delocalised Investments Towards Africa (February 19, 2016). Available at SSRN:

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