Eciks Past And Currently


Financing Diaspora Entrepreneurship




April 2015 - October 2015


International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)

The objective of this assignment was to assess the potential for establishing a financial instrument and training facility for diaspora entrepreneurs willing to invest in their countries of origin. For this purpose a survey was conducted to identify potential projects to finance from the Kosovar diaspora community in Austria and assess the requirements for the functioning of a potential support programme. Furthermore, semi-structured interviews with community leaders/entrepreneurs (also budding entrepreneurs) with a link to Kosovo have been implemented. Semi-structured interviews have been take place in the form of two focus groups and on a bilateral basis.
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