TRANSNATIONALISM AND DEVELOPMENT: CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN PERSPECTIVE

Funder: Rockefeller Foundation

The project focused on the role of expatriates in the development of their home countries. It examined the role of transnational communities in such areas as tourism, transportation, telecommunication, transfer of remittances and nostalgic trade. The project also sought to understand transnationalism by looking at inter- household linkages, the magnitude and costs incurred by poor transnational communities, the effects at the macroeconomic level, and the extent of its impact on development.