Going Somewhere?

Sri Lanka among Asian countries most affected by brain drain, says World Bank study. Sri Lanka among Asian countries most affected by brain drain, says World Bank study. Sri Lanka among countries that see a relatively large proportion of educated people migrating in search of greener pastures, says latest World Bank study on international migration.

Although the intensity of brain drain changes depending on the measurement criteria, the World Bank report points out that smaller countries are more affected by brain drain when counting the numbers of educated people going abroad.

When measured in absolute terms – the total number of educated emigrants – larger countries see a higher number of educated people leaving to work abroad.

But in relative terms – the proportion of the educated labour force – small countries are the most affected by brain drain, says the International Migration, Remittances and the Brain Drain report.

“In Asia, the countries most affected by migration are the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong (China), Vietna