The Changing Wealth of Nations presents a comprehensive accounting of our collective wealth. A country’s wealth includes: all produced capital, such as factories and roads; natural capital, like forests and water; the human capital of healthy productive people, which leads to earnings; and net foreign assets. Only by having a clear understanding of our world’s wealth—including all forms of capital—can we plan for a more sustainable future. The latest edition of the World Bank’s The Changing Wealth of Nations for 2021 tracks the wealth of 146 countries between 1995 and 2018. The goal is to help governments and investors chart the path to a more sustainable future.
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