Goal of this Study

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) integration team at the World Bank is reaching out to Lebanese and Tunisian diaspora who moved to Lebanon and Tunisia respectvely to better identify their contributions to the economic development of their countries of origin. The scale and impact of Lebanese and Tunisian returnees are still not very well known or researched.

Our aim is thus to understand the motivations for return of Lebanese and Tunisian, their perceptions about the entrepreneurial and professional work environment in their home countries, their experiences with maintaining transnational ties as a conduit for knowledge transfer, and their impact on the respective institutions.

The findings from this survey will provide a better understanding of diasporas' contributions to their countries of origin for the purposes of informing the World Bank, development partners, and governments on policies and programs that could enhance the developmental benefits of migration and reverse migration. The study will cover other MENA countries in the future.

Questions in this online survey address a number of issues such as current and past education, employment, as well as perceptions about the home country's entrepreneurial and professional work environment.

Your rights and confidentiality of answers

This survey collects data anonymously. The data in this study will be kept confidential. The information you provide us with with be kept confidential and will not be shared with any commercial or other parties. There will be no individual attribution to any survey response. You are free to participate in this study or withdraw at any time. Completing this survey signals your agreement and informed consent to participate in this study. This survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your participation!