Digital technology and the future of diaspora engagement

Imelda Nicolas, chairwoman of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, shares how digital technology can influence the future of remittances and diaspora engagement.

Diaspora communities worldwide are powerful forces for the development of their home countries. Remittances, investments and the transfer of knowledge can spur economic growth and ensure clear linkages between diaspora abroad and communities at home.

As mobile and internet technologies expand, what will be the future of diaspora engagement?

Imelda Nicolas, chairwoman for the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, weighs in on the topic in this video interview with Devex on the sidelines of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Global Forum on Development in Paris.

Watch the clip above to know what her agency is doing to make best use of remittances. 

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About the author

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    Jeff Tyson

    Jeff is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, DC, he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the United States, and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.

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