MEASURE II Published Diaspora Assessment Report

The Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity (MEASURE II) conducted an assessment of the BiH diaspora to explore the opportunities and challenges for boosting the diaspora’s involvement in the country’s socio-economic development 

The assessment addresses the following questions:

  1. What are the most attractive sectors to diaspora investors that also have the best potential to generate jobs and income?
  2. What outreach methods for mobilizing diaspora investment might be applicable in BiH?
    - How is diaspora investment mobilization facilitated at the local level in BiH?
    - What are the main challenges for diaspora investment at the local level?
  1. What types of public-private partnership opportunities are available at the local level that could catalyze diaspora investment?
  2. What financing vehicles/models might be considered to catalyze diaspora investment in BiH?
  3. Which knowledge transfer and skills upgrade models from other countries with large diasporas could be replicated in BiH?


To answer the assessment questions, MEASURE II reviewed 77 relevant documents and interviewed and consulted with 124 stakeholders, including members of the BiH diaspora, representatives of the BiH diaspora organizations and networks, government officials, representatives of the international community, diaspora experts and researchers, and representatives local NGOs/CSOs. The report is available here.