The Diaspora Engagement Model draws upon the new growth’ economic theories, which conceive of knowledge as the engine of growth. The rise of these theories have stimulated interest in promoting transfers of knowledge and technologies from abroad in order to promote economic growth at home. Many knowledge transfer policies to build ‘diaspora knowledge networks’ – dispersed networks of scholars and practitioners from the home country who collaborate on programs and projects in the hope of benefiting their home country.

Note: This model will help to assess the extend to which the diaspora is engaged by its government to support national developmental issues.