Monthly Archives: August 2012

Recipe for a diaspora: take one millionaire…

By: Iain Walker, Senior Research Officer Pursuing my ongoing quest for members of the Hadrami diaspora in the Indian Ocean, last month I visited Saudi Arabia. There is, and has been for many decades, a substantial and important community of … Continue reading

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Two key unanswered questions about the fiscal impact of migration

By: Carlos Vargas Silva, Senior Researcher and Quantitative Data Analyst, Migration Observatory All existing (and likely all future) analysis of the fiscal impact of migration has a common characteristic: hidden and explicit assumptions which are highly questionable. This fact does not … Continue reading

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Four decades after the expulsion of Ugandan Asians

By: Nick Van Hear, Deputy Director Forty years ago this month, in August 1972, President Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Asians from Uganda. The expulsion was in many ways a classical move to divert attention away from the country’s … Continue reading

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Damned if you’re a migrant, damned if you’re not: Sri Lankan female domestic workers

By: Hiranthi Jayaweera, Senior Researcher In a now well-publicised and notorious case, in August 2010, 13 nails and 5 needles were surgically removed from the body of a Sri Lankan migrant domestic worker on her return to Sri Lanka from … Continue reading

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