China is trying to tempt foreign-educated Chinese entrepreneurs and scientists to return home. The biggest obstacle? China's deep fear of failure.
The Christian Science Monitor
The tide of brain drain – from developing countries to industrialized nations – has turned. Human capital is now returning home to Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Africa.
Chinese who found it hard to fit in at the water cooler abroad feel newly valued at home as China creates a reverse brain drain by using financial incentives to lure native talent back home.
In the global reverse brain drain, Poles returning home influence their sometimes frumpy, provincial homeland in everything from toilets to insurance coverage and workplace attitudes.
Reverse brain drain means twofold "brain gain" for Brazil as the global recession pulls native Brazilians home and, with them, a wave of European migrants leaving their austerity stricken homelands.
Brazil, with its growing economy, has become a magnet for immigration. Former Rio slums attract young, hip European immigrants looking for cheap housing.
Brazil, with its growing economy, has become a magnet for immigration, attracting not only low-skill workers from poor countires, but also high-skill professionals from Europe.
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When journalist Mae Azango wrote about a secret women's circumcision ritual in Liberia, she received death threats.
The booming urban populations of Bolivia and Peru are threatening Lake Titicaca, as well as the indigenous populations that depend on it.
Many Syrian business elites have close ties to the ruling Baath Party. But if their support wavers, it could mean the end of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
After a decade of Ugandan military operations to disarm rival clans, the country's Karamoja region has become more secure. Now development experts hope it can become self-sufficient.