Ghana and Ethiopia have been chosen as target countries of ED4D for several reasons:
- stable economic environment;
- substantial presence of Ethiopian and Ghanaian diaspora in the Netherlands;
- involvement of IOM offices in Ethiopia and Ghana in diaspora engagement;
- PUM’s presence in both countries;
- the interest of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in both countries;
- will of the Ghanaian and Ethiopian governments to promote the participation of the diaspora in national development.