Center for Local Development and Diaspora

We work on issues related to voluntary repatriation and making diaspora’s role as agents of change visible of the in global development processes.

Center for Local Development and the Diaspora

Center for Local Development and the Diaspora (CLDD) is a Swedish umbrella organization that works on issues related to voluntary repatriation and making the Diaspora’s role as agents of change visible in global development processes. Diaspora contributes an incredible amount of benefits to their current countries of residence, both in terms of human and financial resources. They play a vital role in enabling the United Nations to achieve their goals for a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030.

We work with returnees and Diaspora in developing their home countries.

That includes involving diaspora in local and home country development and creating a working model that facilitates the Diaspora to repatriate and reintegrate into local society.

We work with local people and Diaspora and stand firmly at the service of NGOs when it comes to writing projects, counseling, etc. We cooperate with the following target groups and individuals: Locals, displaced persons, diaspora, citizens (individuals), associations, Institutions and Authorities, International Aid Organizations and businessmen.

Our Services

What CLDD can do for you?

CLDD has extensive experience in guiding people in voluntary return and offers some services that lead to successful integration in the country of destination.

Provide information, advice and explanations necessary for returnees and the
local population regarding public administration and authorities.

Support individuals in the development and implementation of individual plans of returning for voluntary returnees.

Connect to diaspora in other countries which comes from same geographical area in order to initiate and implement developing activities.


Refer to the appropriate local authorities, which can solve the problems and
ensure contact with them.


Local authorities & NGOs consult us in certain municipal interventions & at individual interventions for help.


Ensure contacts with businessmen and investing meetings.


Provide assistance in the preparation of projects that come on the initiative
of the local population and non-governmental organizations.


Support the implementation of business plans of individuals (both locals and

As it states in Article 13 of the

Universal Declaration on Human Rights:

"Everyone has the right to freedom of movement and residence within the borders of each State.
Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. "

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If you have questions about our organization or your own return please contact us on info@cldd.se or send us a message trough our web form.