Saturday, 11 August 2007

Kenya: Is It a Brain Drain Or Forex Source?

Business Daily (Nairobi)
OPINION10 August 2007Posted to the web 10 August 2007
Prof Makinda

In the past few weeks, several reports have raised important questions about the effects of Kenyans abroad on the national economy.
Two recent reports published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) attribute different types of impact to the Kenyan diaspora. The UNCTAD report highlights the loss of human resources through emigration or the brain drain.

The idea of a brain drain is not new and is predicated on the wrong assumption that Kenyans who live and work abroad are a loss to the country. [Read more]

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