Addressing the ‘brain drain’ – can Africa halt its exodus of skilled migrants??

The brain-drain is an all too familiar phenomenon on the African continent; successive generations have witnessed Africa’s brightest and most skilled young professionals seeking greater working and educational opportunities in the developed nations of Europe and North America.

Professor Jagdish N. Bhagwati of Columbia University argues that now more than ever it is time to arrest this momentum. Providing enticements for migrants to return and not settle abroad, and implementing foreign aid training schemes for Africans lay at the heat of this matter.

For greater detail, and for more innovative solutions to plugging and arresting Africa’s great brain-drain, please check out Professor Bhagwati’s key policy innovations here in his Al Jazeera op-ed piece:

The brain-drain panic returns

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