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Most analysts frame a nation’s progress in terms of GDP or overall debt. But people are at the heart of every country, and from the poorest to the wealthiest nation, human capital is the true driver of a country’s economic standing in the world. This World Economic Forum report provides an interesting glimpse at education, health and other aspects of human capital on a country-by-country basis. It identifies the nations and regions that are moving forward in the race to advance their human capital and those that are falling behind. getAbstract recommends this analysis to anyone interested in an alternative approach to evaluating the global economic landscape.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why human capital is important to a nation’s economic security and growth, and
  • How countries and regions rank on human capital issues.
  • How various countries around the world manage their human capital.

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The World Economic Forum is an independent global organization that engages leaders of business, politics, academia and society to improve the state of the world.



A country’s human capital – its people’s skills, abilities and well-being – is a critical component of its long-term economic success. The World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Index gauges the human capital of 122 countries using four pillars: “Education” – The index measures...

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