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depletion or loss of intellectual and technical personnel

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More importantly, the report did not say Iran suffered the worst brain drain the world.
The study said poorer data was available for the brain drain to all developed countries, defined as the 32 members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
That was a very high figure--but still very far from the immense brain drain calculated for Turkey (46.
Enrica Detragiache, one of the authors of the 1999 IMF report, told the Iran Times she is unaware of any new research on the brain drain topic that would supercede the 1999 study.
Within the regime, the most popular explanation for the brain drain has been propounded by former President Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who said there is a western plot to lure Iranians abroad.