Summary of The Human Capital Report 2016

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The Human Capital Report 2016 summary
How can countries around the world take action to develop their “human capital” potential?


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Globally, the successful use of “human capital” potential is on the rise, but more work is needed to ensure readiness for the future of learning and of work. The World Economic Forum provides statistically-based insights into how well various nations are maximizing their human capital potential, discusses reasons why human capital remains untapped, notes technological developments which will only continue to disrupt traditional education and employment in the future, and addresses the role of private enterprise in meeting human capital goals. getAbstract recommends this report to policy makers, business leaders and educators.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Which countries are managing their “human capital” potential best,
  • Why human capital potential remains underdeveloped around the world and
  • Why businesses need to change their perspective on their role in building human capital.


A country’s human capital potential – the degree to which an individual’s schooling and skills empower them to “create economic value” – is, perhaps, one of a nation’s greatest resources. Understanding this measurement can encourage global improvements in education and employment outcomes. Overall, ...
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