Human flight and brain drain by country, around the world | TheGlobalEconomy.com (2024)

* indicates monthly or quarterly data series


Human flight and brain drain index, 0 (low) - 10 (high), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 177 countries was 5.17 index points. The highest value was in Samoa: 10 index points and the lowest value was in Australia: 0.4 index points. The indicator is available from 2007 to 2023. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Fund for Peace

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* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

CountriesHuman flight and brain drain, 2023Global rankAvailable data
Samoa1012007 - 2023
Jamaica9.522007 - 2023
Palestine8.932021 - 2023
Ukraine8.942007 - 2023
El Salvador8.752007 - 2023
Eritrea8.662007 - 2023
Somalia8.672007 - 2023
Afghanistan8.582007 - 2023
Albania8.592007 - 2023
Micronesia8.4102007 - 2023
Haiti8.3112007 - 2023
Guyana8.2122007 - 2023
Moldova8.1132007 - 2023
Cape Verde8142007 - 2023
Syria8152007 - 2023
Chad7.7162007 - 2023
Grenada7.7172007 - 2023
Mali7.7182007 - 2023
Fiji7.6192007 - 2023
Sri Lanka7.6202007 - 2023
Lesotho7.5212007 - 2023
Sudan7.5222007 - 2023
Nicaragua7.3232007 - 2023
S.T.&Principe7.3242007 - 2023
Armenia7.2252007 - 2023
Comoros7.2262007 - 2023
Bosnia & Herz.7.1272007 - 2023
Morocco7.1282007 - 2023
Mozambique7.1292007 - 2023
Zimbabwe7.1302007 - 2023
Burkina Faso7312007 - 2023
Sierra Leone7322007 - 2023
Cameroon6.9332007 - 2023
Gambia6.9342007 - 2023
Senegal6.9352007 - 2023
Bangladesh6.8362007 - 2023
Ghana6.8372007 - 2023
Tr.&Tobago6.8382007 - 2023
Domin. Rep.6.7392007 - 2023
G.-Bissau6.7402007 - 2023
Honduras6.7412007 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan6.7422007 - 2023
Liberia6.7432007 - 2023
Nigeria6.7442007 - 2023
Niger6.6452007 - 2023
Georgia6.5462007 - 2023
Guatemala6.5472007 - 2023
Lebanon6.5482007 - 2023
Togo6.5492007 - 2023
Venezuela6.5502007 - 2023
DR Congo6.4512007 - 2023
Kenya6.4522007 - 2023
Laos6.4532007 - 2023
Malawi6.4542007 - 2023
North Macedonia6.4552007 - 2023
Tanzania6.4562007 - 2023
Yemen6.4572007 - 2023
Burma6.3582007 - 2023
Guinea6.3592007 - 2023
Zambia6.3602007 - 2023
Ant.& Barb.6.2612007 - 2023
C.A. Republic6.2622007 - 2023
Ethiopia6.2632007 - 2023
R. of Congo6.2642007 - 2023
Benin6.1652007 - 2023
Croatia6.1662007 - 2023
Iraq6.1672007 - 2023
Nepal6.1682007 - 2023
Rwanda6.1692007 - 2023
Uganda6.1702007 - 2023
Cambodia6712007 - 2023
Serbia6722007 - 2023
Swaziland6732007 - 2023
Madagascar5.9742007 - 2023
Namibia5.9752007 - 2023
Papua N.G.5.9762007 - 2023
Solomon Isl.5.9772007 - 2023
Ivory Coast5.8782007 - 2023
Latvia5.8792007 - 2023
Pakistan5.8802007 - 2023
Peru5.8812007 - 2023
Indonesia5.7822007 - 2023
Jordan5.7832007 - 2023
Mauritania5.7842007 - 2023
Suriname5.7852007 - 2023
Angola5.6862007 - 2023
Bolivia5.6872007 - 2023
Cuba5.6882007 - 2023
Lithuania5.6892007 - 2023
Romania5.6902007 - 2023
Tunisia5.6912007 - 2023
Bhutan5.5922007 - 2023
Montenegro5.4932007 - 2023
Tajikistan5.4942007 - 2023
Seychelles5.3952007 - 2023
Bulgaria5.2962007 - 2023
Burundi5.2972007 - 2023
Maldives5.2982007 - 2023
Algeria5.1992007 - 2023
Barbados5.11002007 - 2023
Belize51012007 - 2023
Egypt51022007 - 2023
Libya51032007 - 2023
India4.91042007 - 2023
Iran4.91052007 - 2023
Philippines4.91062007 - 2023
Uzbekistan4.81072007 - 2023
Estonia4.71082007 - 2023
Mexico4.71092007 - 2023
Paraguay4.71102007 - 2023
Vietnam4.71112007 - 2023
Azerbaijan4.61122007 - 2023
Belarus4.61132007 - 2023
Colombia4.61142007 - 2023
Gabon4.61152007 - 2023
Kazakhstan4.61162007 - 2023
Poland4.61172007 - 2023
Botswana4.51182007 - 2023
South Africa4.51192007 - 2023
Bahamas4.41202007 - 2023
Ecuador4.21212007 - 2023
Mauritius4.21222007 - 2023
Mongolia4.21232007 - 2023
Malaysia4.11242007 - 2023
Turkmenistan4.11252007 - 2023
Djibouti41262007 - 2023
Greece41272007 - 2023
Slovakia41282007 - 2023
Hungary3.91292007 - 2023
Russia3.91302007 - 2023
Eq. Guinea3.71312007 - 2023
Malta3.71322007 - 2023
Thailand3.71332007 - 2023
Turkey3.71342007 - 2023
Panama3.61352007 - 2023
Slovenia3.61362007 - 2023
Brazil3.51372007 - 2023
Cyprus3.51382007 - 2023
Czechia3.51392007 - 2023
Brunei3.41402007 - 2023
South Korea3.41412007 - 2023
Uruguay3.41422007 - 2023
Chile3.31432007 - 2023
China3.21442007 - 2023
North Korea3.21452007 - 2023
Portugal3.11462007 - 2023
Bahrain31472007 - 2023
Argentina2.91482007 - 2023
Costa Rica2.91492007 - 2023
Belgium2.71502007 - 2023
Japan2.71512007 - 2023
Saudi Arabia2.71522007 - 2023
Ireland2.51532007 - 2023
Italy2.51542007 - 2023
Kuwait2.51552007 - 2023
Israel2.41562007 - 2023
UK2.41572007 - 2023
Netherlands2.31582007 - 2023
UA Emirates2.11592007 - 2023
France21602007 - 2023
Germany1.91612007 - 2023
Austria1.71622007 - 2023
Luxembourg1.71632007 - 2023
USA1.71642007 - 2023
Iceland1.61652007 - 2023
New Zealand1.61662007 - 2023
Finland1.51672007 - 2023
Oman1.41682007 - 2023
Singapore1.31692007 - 2023
Qatar1.11702007 - 2023
Denmark11712007 - 2023
Spain11722007 - 2023
Switzerland11732007 - 2023
Canada0.71742007 - 2023
Norway0.71752007 - 2023
Sweden0.61762007 - 2023
Australia0.41772007 - 2023

Definition: The Human flight and brain drain indicator considers the economic impact of human displacement (for economic or political reasons) and the consequences this may have on a country’s development. The higher the index, the greater the human displacement.

11. Haiti

12. Guyana

15. Syria

16. Chad

18. Mali

19. Fiji

22. Sudan

34. Gambia

37. Ghana

45. Niger

49. Togo

52. Kenya

53. Laos

54. Malawi

57. Yemen

58. Burma

59. Guinea

60. Zambia

65. Benin

67. Iraq

68. Nepal

69. Rwanda

70. Uganda

72. Serbia

79. Latvia

81. Peru

86. Angola

88. Cuba

92. Bhutan

101. Belize

102. Egypt

103. Libya

104. India

105. Iran

108. Estonia

109. Mexico

111. Vietnam

113. Belarus

115. Gabon

117. Poland

120. Bahamas

121. Ecuador

127. Greece

129. Hungary

130. Russia

132. Malta

134. Turkey

135. Panama

137. Brazil

138. Cyprus

139. Czechia

140. Brunei

142. Uruguay

143. Chile

144. China

147. Bahrain

150. Belgium

151. Japan

153. Ireland

154. Italy

155. Kuwait

156. Israel

157. UK

160. France

161. Germany

162. Austria

164. USA

165. Iceland

167. Finland

168. Oman

170. Qatar

171. Denmark

172. Spain

174. Canada

175. Norway

176. Sweden

10.00

9.50

8.90

8.90

8.70

8.60

8.60

8.50

8.50

8.40

8.30

8.20

8.10

8.00

8.00

7.70

7.70

7.70

7.60

7.60

7.50

7.50

7.30

7.30

7.20

7.20

7.10

7.10

7.10

7.10

7.00

7.00

6.90

6.90

6.90

6.80

6.80

6.80

6.70

6.70

6.70

6.70

6.70

6.70

6.60

6.50

6.50

6.50

6.50

6.50

6.40

6.40

6.40

6.40

6.40

6.40

6.40

6.30

6.30

6.30

6.20

6.20

6.20

6.20

6.10

6.10

6.10

6.10

6.10

6.10

6.00

6.00

6.00

5.90

5.90

5.90

5.90

5.80

5.80

5.80

5.80

5.70

5.70

5.70

5.70

5.60

5.60

5.60

5.60

5.60

5.60

5.50

5.40

5.40

5.30

5.20

5.20

5.20

5.10

5.10

5.00

5.00

5.00

4.90

4.90

4.90

4.80

4.70

4.70

4.70

4.70

4.60

4.60

4.60

4.60

4.60

4.60

4.50

4.50

4.40

4.20

4.20

4.20

4.10

4.10

4.00

4.00

4.00

3.90

3.90

3.70

3.70

3.70

3.70

3.60

3.60

3.50

3.50

3.50

3.40

3.40

3.40

3.30

3.20

3.20

3.10

3.00

2.90

2.90

2.70

2.70

2.70

2.50

2.50

2.50

2.40

2.40

2.30

2.10

2.00

1.90

1.70

1.70

1.70

1.60

1.60

1.50

1.40

1.30

1.10

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.70

0.70

0.60

0.40

2.5

5

7.5

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