Diaspora groups share lessons to drive development impacts

    Over the last 45 years, the number of international migrants has tripled to an estimated 232 million people worldwide. Those diaspora populations have power, and while they are varied, there's much that they can learn from one another about how to help advance development objectives in their countries of origin.

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    • Catherine Cheney

      Catherine Cheney is a Senior Reporter for Devex. She covers the West Coast of the U.S., focusing on the role of technology, innovation, and philanthropy in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. And she frequently represents Devex as a speaker and moderator. Prior to joining Devex, Catherine earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University, worked as a web producer for POLITICO and reporter for World Politics Review, and helped to launch NationSwell. Catherine has reported domestically and internationally for outlets including The Atlantic and the Washington Post. Outside of her own reporting, Catherine also supports other journalists to cover what is working, through her work with the Solutions Journalism Network.