Africa's Emigration Crisis: Implications for Capacity Building

Stronger country capacity to manage for results is critical in achieving country outcomes and the African transformation agendas 2030 and 2063. However, the brain drain harms the availability of skilled human resources in critical sectors such as education, health, and engineering. Africa is losing a significant proportion of its best asset needed for achieving these agendas. This paper aims to highlight the extent of Africa’s brain drain and its impact on capacities for achieving country outcomes, and suggests some solutions.