The Human Capital Index 2020 Update: Human Capital in the Time of COVID-19

Delivering sustainable economic growth
Posted Oct 12, 2020 | World Bank Group

The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the shared vulnerability and common responsibility linking all nations. This Index by the World Bank Group highlights how health and education outcomes shape the productivity of the next generation of workers. It underscores the importance for governments and societies of investing in the human capital of their citizens, pointing out that bold policies, informed by rigorous measurement, can drive a resilient recovery from the pandemic and allow rising generations to develop their potential and use it to tackle the challenges that lie ahead: from ending poverty, to preventing armed conflict. to controlling climate change.


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