Resource Center (CDRC) Website - World Bank
World Bank Capacity Day
(June 8, 2005):
Capacity Matters: Operational
Implications [Includes: "Capacity Development Strategies: Lessons
from Africa" (Session
Capacity Building in Africa:
an OED Evaluation of World Bank Support. April 2005
Joint Workshop on
Capacity Building:"Effective States and Engaged Societies".
Opening Remarks. Workshop co-sponsored by the African Development
Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (
UNECA) and the World Bank. February 24 - 25, 2005, Addis Ababa,
Capacity in Africa. Sahr
Kpundeh and Brian Levy, editors. World Bank.
Towards a More Strategic Approach
to Capacity Building in Africa. World Bank.
Africa Regional Capacity
Building Strategy Paper
The World Bank and Civil Society
Development: Exploring Two Courses of Action for Capacity Building.
Gabriel Siri. World Bank. 2002
Capacity Building: A New Way of
Doing Business for Development Assistance Organizations. Policy
Brief No. 6: Institute On Governance, Ottawa, Canada. 2000
Organization for Migration (IOM)
Development in Africa (MIDA)
World Migration Report
2005: Costs and Benefits of International Migration
Migration and Development - IOM
Partnership for Brain Gain and
Capacity Building in Africa.
Organization for Migration.
Reversing Africa’s Brain
Drain: Commonwealth Business Council - Africa Recruit. Press
Release. 19 February 2003
Reversing Africa’s brain
drain. Michael Johnson, Commonwealth Business Council
Seminar Offers Remedies For
Africa’s ‘Brain Drain - Sept 2004.
wa Afrika (AMwA)
Association for Higher Education
and Development (AHEAD)
Association of Nigerians
Net bid to bring Ethiopians home.
Medact - Health Brain
Nigerians in Diaspora (NIDO) - Americas
Nigerians in Diaspora
Migration Project. Migration Resources: Brain Drain Resources
South African Network of Citizens Abroad (SANSA)
AFFORD - The African Foundation
for Development (UK)
Diaspora, Migration and
Mobilising Africa's diaspora for
Globalisation and Development: A
Diaspora Dimension (AFFORD's response to DFID's 1997 White Paper on
Harnessing Mobility and Identity
for Africa's Transformation
Aid agencies interventions in
Africa - Helping to create brain gain?
Can NEPAD harness the African
diaspora’s developmental efforts?
Contributions by African
organisations in the UK to Africa’s development
Target Africa 2015 (PDF)
- development awareness, networking & lifelong
learning among African organizations in London,
African Diaspora and Development
TOKTEN Programme - Transfer of Knowledge
Through Expatriate Nationals. UNESCO
The Regional Conference
on Brain Drain and Capacity Building in Africa,
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 - 24 February 2000. Background Documents.
Economic Commission for Africa
Report - Regional Conference on Brain
Drain and Capacity Building in Africa.
From Brain Drain to Brain Gain:
Africa’s Agenda for Training, Retaining and Using its Human
Synthesis of papers presented at the Regional Conference on
Brain Drain and Capacity Building in Africa. Addis Ababa,
Ethiopia, 22-24 February 2000.
Regional Conference on Brain
Drain and Capacity Building in Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22-24
Report of the Conference
Brain Drain and
Capacity Building in Africa.
Tapsoba, S. J. M.,
Kassoum, S. Houenou, P. V., One, B., Sethi, M., and Ngu, J. (Eds.).
Joint publication of the
Economic Commission for
Africa, the International Development Research Centre, and the
International Organization for Migration.
Using the Intellectual Diaspora
to Reverse the Brain Drain: Some Useful Examples.
Mercy Brown, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Brain Drain and Capacity
Building in Africa: The Gambian Experience
UN Tackles African Brain Drain.
V. Gidley-Kitchin. BBC News. 22 February 2000
Africa's Brain Drain Slows
March 02, 2000
Development – Africa: Best and
Brightest Head West. T. Deen. IPS, 10 February, 1999
Investing in Return: Rates of
Return of African Ph.D.s Trained in North America. Mark Pires,
Ronald Kassimir & Mesky Brhane. 1999. Social Science Research
Symposium on Global Mobilization of Intellectual Resources for the
Development and Stability of Africa. 25-26 February 1998. Co-Chairs'
The United Nations
University Africa Network
Interest in Homeland Investment.
Gillespie et al.
Journal of International
Interest in Homeland
Kate Gillespie, Edward Sayre, and Liesl Riddle. The Middle East
Journal, Spring 2001
Migration can aid development.
Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah. Financial Times. 13 April 2005
Outward bound: Do
developing countries gain or lose when their brightest talents go
September 26, 2002
International Mobility of Talent and its Impact on Global
Development: An Overview.
January 12, 2005.
Skilled Migration: The
Perspective of Developing Countries. Frederic Docquier & Hillel
Rapoport. World Bank. 2004.
Development: The Role of the World Bank.
United Nations. 22 October 2004
in the Arab Region and Suggestions for Key Actions. League of Arab
States. United Nations. October 2004
Diaspora helping India to retain edge in
outsourcing. 30 September 2004.
Digital diasporas and
international development: Afghan-Americans and the reconstruction
of Afghanistan. Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff. Public Administration
and Development. 2004
Diasporas, Development and ICTs
(includes list of Diaspora Networks)
Armenia and Its Diaspora: Is
There Scope for a Stronger Economic Link?
Aleksandr V. Gevorkyan & David
Armenian Forum 3,
2003. The Gomidas Institute
The value of brain export. Up to
10% brain drain could be good for poorer countries.
Dorrit van Dalen.
25 October 2003
Remittances and the Brain Drain:
A World Bank Study of 24
Labor-Exporting Countries. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper.
Report of the expert meeting on
migration, brain drain and development. Nuffic, 11 December, 2003.
Rethinking the Brain Drain.
Oded Stark. ZEF-Discussion Papers on Development Policy No. 71,
Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, June 2003.
Brain Circulation: How High Skill Immigration
Makes Everyone Better Off.
The Brookings Review.
International Mobility of
the Highly Skilled.
Economic Cooperation Development, 2002
An Emerging Opportunity for the Socio-economic Development. UNESCAP
Policy Research on
Migration and Development: A Survey
Brain Drain: Old Myths, New Realities.
Cervantes and D. Guellec.
Brain Drain: Curse or Boom?
Commander et al.
and Skilled Labour Migration. Steven Vertovec. February 2002
the Best Brains Go Abroad: Emerging markets need not ignore the
resources and contributions of their expatriates.
Quarterly. September 2001
The Bangalore Boom: From
Brain Drain to Brain Circulation?
In Kennistan, Kenneth &
Deepak Kumar eds., Bridging the Digital Divide: Lessons from
India (Bangalore: National Institute of Advanced Study, 2000).
Diasporas & Technology Transfer.
Journal of Human Development,
Role of the Diasporas in
Transition Economies: Lessons From Armenia. Lev M. Freinkman
Migration as a source of
growth: The perspective of a developing country.
Fabien Postel-Vinay &
Manon Domingues Dos Santos.
Journal of Population Economics.
Brain drain and economic
growth: theory and evidence.
Journal of Development
Ethnic Chinese Networks
In International Trade.
James E. Rauch & Vitor
The Review of Economics
How Big is the Brain
IMF Working Papers,
International Monetary Fund.
A brain gain with a
An Economic Model of the
American Economic Review,
Migration (The ‘Brain Drain’) From Developing Countries: Analysis of
Impact and Policy Issues.
International Labour Organization. 2002
List of Project Reports
report: “Migration of Highly Skilled Persons from Developing
Countries: Impact and Policy Responses
Skilled labor migration from
developing countries: Study on South and Southern Africa.
Haroon Bhorat, Jean-Baptiste Meyer and Cecil Mlatsheni
Effects of the International Migration of Highly Skilled Persons. B.
Lindsay Lowell, ILO Geneva, 2002
Policy Responses to the
International Mobility of Skilled Labour. B. Lindsay Lowell, ILO
Migration of Highly Skilled
Persons from Developing Countries: Impact and Policy Responses.
Synthesis Report, ILO Geneva, 2002