Foreign Investment and Diaspora


Foreign investments are vital contributors to the overall economic performance of any country, with major impact mechanisms such as transfer of new technologies, managerial competences and knowledge, enhancement of the business climate, improvement of  domestic competition, creation of jobs, etc.

EV studies FDI patterns, value chains of MNCs, investment climates and other aspects of FDI.

In view of the globalizing world, the increasing role of ethnic entrepreneurial networks, unprecedented social and technological changes, the potential of the Armenian Diaspora is a major largely untapped force for Armenia's development.

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Current Situation of the Diaspora Connected FDIs in Armenia

EV Case study | November, 2011

The current study is implemented in the scope of the joint initiative Regional Program “Private Sector Development in South Caucasus” by GIZ (German Agency for International Cooperation) and the Sector Project “Migration and Development” as a part of the Caucasus Initiative (CI) of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ).

Diaspora Generating Foreign Direct Investments

EV Case study 2009

Armenian Diaspora and new emigrants played a tremendous role in the post-soviet economic performance of the Armenian Republic after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. This paper examines the impact of Armenian Diaspora on generating Foreign Direct Investment in Armenia between 1994 and 2004.