The Brain Drain in Africa

The Brain Drain in Africa, Nyarko, Y., edited by Aryeetey, E., Devarajan S., Kanbur, R., Kasekende, L. (2012). The Oxford Companion to Economics in Africa.

Increased attention has recently been paid to the phenomenon of the brain drain of skilled (and often unskilled) Africans from their home countries to countries in the West…Although in the popular press and in some political circles the migration of skilled Africans is presented as an unmitigated minus for Africa, there are a large number of important caveats to this, which present a very difference picture.

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