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Brain Drain and Regain: The Migration Behaviour of South African Medical Professionals

"Since the end of apartheid, South Africa has experienced a significant outflow of health professionals. The out-migration of health professionals from the country is part of a broader global trend of health professional migration from the Global So…

The New Brain Drain from Zimbabwe

All the signs point to the existence of a growing exodus of skilled Zimbabweans from the country. Although the precise dimensions and impacts of this “brain drain” have yet to be determined, the Zimbabwean government has recently sought to stem the …

Almost Half of Malawians Consider Emigration; Most-educated are Most Likely to Look Overseas

Between 2000 and 2017, the number of international migrants from Africa grew by 67%, including many professionals opting for greener pastures in developed countries. In Malawi, the resulting strain on the health-care system has received particular …

Brain Drain and External Imbalances in sub-Saharan Africa

The persistent nature of external deficits in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is a major concern. This paper examines the extent to which migration from SSA to OECD countries affects the dynamics of external balances in SSA countries. Based on panel regres…

The Challenge of the Youth Bulge in Africa and the Middle East: Migration and the Brain Drain

By 2050, the population of Africa is expected to double, the proportion of people in their working age is projected to increase sharply and a “youth bulge”, namely a relatively large increase in the number and proportion of the population of youthfu…

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