The development impact of international migration continues to attract development policy
and scholarly attention. This paper examines the development impact of skilled migration for
38 Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries between 1980 and 2019. Skilled emigration ratios
are measured as the ratio of the total, low-skilled, medium-skilled and high-skilled emigrants
from a particular SSA country to a destination OECD country. The Ordinary Least Squares
(OLS) method is used as a baseline model supplemented by fixed effects (FE) and
Generalized Method of Moments (GMM) as robustness checks.