We just got wind that The Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank is conducting a study on the role of Africans in the Diaspora. For those that would like to participate in the survey please click the link below to contribute. There is a groundswell of activity by the African Diaspora, in Africa. I think this information is a stepping stone to understanding where we go from here. It’s also nice to see the World Bank making a concerted effort to court the Diaspora for what we hope to be Diaspora-led development initiatives. So from all of us here at PD, please take a few minutes to participate in the survey. Here’s additional information on the survey.


The Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank is conducting a study on Africans in the United States.

The study aims to gather accurate data on the African Diaspora in the United States, focusing on career and location choices; social and cultural factors that influence these choices and networks and interaction with Africans at home and abroad. The
ultimate goal of the project is to identify additional mechanisms through which “brain circulation” would benefit Africans – both at home and abroad.

We will be very grateful if you could complete the survey. Please be assured that your response is anonymous, and all individual information will be held in the strictest confidence. Analysis and publication of results will be at the aggregate level only. We would appreciate if it you could complete the entire survey.

You may access the survey by clicking on this link: Diaspora Survey

We will also be grateful if you could send this link to your friends and colleagues who live abroad. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We appreciate your help in making this study useful.


Please pass it around to all members of the Diaspora.

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