Conclusion: Reflecting on African Diaspora Direct Investment
This chapter draws the main coverage of the book together. It brings to light the economic and social opportunities created through diaspora direct investment. The use of social capital and networks by the diaspora create fresh opportunities for African development whose traditional reliance on aid is now being questioned. This chapter recoups the ideas put forward by the various contributors that diaspora direct investment is altruistic and goes beyond the pursuit of economic gain to exemplify deep psychological and cultural attachment to the home land.
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