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Video November 17, 2021

Invest in People to Improve India’s Human Capital

Investing in human capital - people’s health, skills, knowledge, and potential - is the most important long-term investment any country can make for future prosperity and well-being. In India today by the time children grow up and start working, they are likely to be just half as productive as they could have been with full education and good health. A strong focus on human capital development can help India achieve higher economic growth, more and better jobs, and improve the quality of life of its population. The COVID-19 pandemic risks wiping out some major human capital gains that India has made over the years, while slowing progress in other areas. This film highlights the importance of human capital for India. It narrates the story of a young girl and a boy and their growth towards becoming a productive member of society.