Brain drain worries Kazakhstan's PM Massimov

16 july 2014, 18:10
Brain drain worries Kazakhstan's PM Massimov - Photo ©Marat Abilov
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Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Karim Massimov has named “brain drain” as one of the main challenges to the economy of Kazakhstan, Tengrinews reports.

The PM said that there are four challenges that developing countries, and Kazakhstan in particular, face. Brain drain is one of them. “Take labor mobility. Developed countries are experiencing a shortage of skilled and talented people. Changes in the legislation of the United States and Western Europe greatly simplify immigration procedures for skilled workers. So there is a certain risk that highly skilled and talented people will start leaving developing countries, including Kazakhstan, for more developed ones, where they are immediately provided better opportunities,” Massimov said.

The PM called the government to consider this when developing migration policies and called businesses to create conditions for people to be willing to stay in Kazakhstan.

Reporting by Assemgul Kassenova, writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

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