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Human Capital Project

A Project for the World

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COVID-19

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Protecting People and Economies in the COVID-19 Era

Report

Produced by Human Capital Project, this COVID-19 multisectoral policy response paper outlines an integrated package of policy options to contain the pandemic, protect people, and safeguard the economy.

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Beyond Now: Protecting People through Innovation and good Policy in the COVID Era

Recording

In this 90-minute event, government leaders, NGO partners, and innovators delivered a series of talks, showcasing examples of policy actions and both public and private sector-led responses—across education, health, food security, digital connectivity, and social protection.

New Resources

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Human Capital Project Focal Points Network Knowledge Exchange Series

Open Learning Campus

This series of webinars, facilitated by the World Bank Group, promotes direct learning and exchange among the Focal Points, enabling them to share experience on accelerating human capital outcomes.

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Human Capital Project Case Studies Series

Webpage

Building Human Capital: Lessons from Country Experiences is a series of case studies commissioned by the Human Capital Project team to examine the development trajectories of selected countries that have prioritized investments in key human capital outcomes.

About the HCP

The HCP aims to protect and invest in people. We host the following related webpages: About, Case Studies, Key Reports, and Frequently Asked Questions. As of August 2020, the HCP has 77 countries participating and takes action in three distinct areas. Learn more by clicking on the topics below.

  • Human Capital

    The Human Capital Index (HCI)

    The HCI provides a new definition of human capital and quantifies the contribution of health and education to the productivity of the next generation of workers. Countries can use it to assess how much income they are foregoing because of HC gaps, and how much faster they can turn these losses into gains if they act now.
  • Investing in Human Capital

    Measurement & Research

    Credible measurement of education and health outcomes is critical locally, nationally, and globally. Within countries, measurement leads to insights into what works and where to target resources. It also increases policy makers’ awareness of the importance of investing in human capital, creating momentum for action. Globally, comprehensive measurement sheds light on the differences between countries, and spurs demand for investments in human capital.
  • Investing in Human Capital

    Country Engagement

    The HCP will help countries tackle the worst barriers to peoples' development, using a “whole of government” approach. As of April 2020, the HCP counts 77 countries as part of its network of committed governments who have expressed interest to invest in human capital at the highest levels. In addition, a number of “Human Capital Champions”—world leaders, thought leaders, celebrities, and others—have signed on to advocate for the next generation.

What is the HCI?

HCI: Country Briefs and Data

Download 2-page briefs that put country data in perspective, and specialized Excel files that report detailed data, data sources, and methodology. These files are available for 157 countries that had sufficient data to calculate a HCI value in October 2018.

Afghanistan

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Albania

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Algeria

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Angola

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Argentina

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Armenia

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Australia

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Austria

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Azerbaijan

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Bahrain

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Bangladesh

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Belgium

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Benin

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Botswana

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Brazil

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Bulgaria

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Burkina Faso

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Burundi

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Cambodia

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Cameroon

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Canada

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Chad

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Chile

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China

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Colombia

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Comoros

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Congo, Dem. Rep.

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Congo, Rep.

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Costa Rica

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Côte d'Ivoire

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Croatia

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Cyprus

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Czech Republic

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Denmark

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Dominican Republic

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Ecuador

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Egypt, Arab Rep.

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El Salvador

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Estonia

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Ethiopia

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Finland

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France

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Gabon

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Gambia, The

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Georgia

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Germany

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Ghana

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Greece

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Guatemala

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Guinea

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Guyana

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Haiti

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Honduras

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Hong Kong SAR, China

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Hungary

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Iceland

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India

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Indonesia

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Iran, Islamic Rep.

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Iraq

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Ireland

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Israel

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Italy

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Jamaica

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Japan

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Jordan

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Kazakhstan

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Kenya

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Kiribati

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Korea, Rep.

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Kosovo

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Kuwait

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Kyrgyz Republic

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Lao PDR

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Latvia

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Lebanon

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Lesotho

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Liberia

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Lithuania

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Luxembourg

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Macao SAR, China

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Macedonia, FYR

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Madagascar

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Malawi

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Malaysia

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Mali

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Malta

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Mauritania

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Mauritius

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Mexico

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Moldova

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Mongolia

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Montenegro

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Morocco

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Mozambique

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Myanmar

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Namibia

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Nepal

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Netherlands

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New Zealand

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Nicaragua

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Niger

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Nigeria

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Norway

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Oman

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Pakistan

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Panama

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Papua New Guinea

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Paraguay

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Peru

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Philippines

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Poland

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Portugal

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Qatar

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Romania

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Russian Federation

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Rwanda

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Saudi Arabia

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Senegal

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Serbia

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Seychelles

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Sierra Leone

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Singapore

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Slovak Republic

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Slovenia

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Solomon Islands

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South Africa

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South Sudan

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Spain

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Sri Lanka

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Sudan

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Eswatini

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Sweden

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Switzerland

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Tajikistan

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Tanzania

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Thailand

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Timor-Leste

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Togo

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Tonga

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Trinidad and Tobago

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Tunisia

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Turkey

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Tuvalu

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Uganda

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Ukraine

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United Arab Emirates

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United Kingdom

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United States

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Uruguay

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Vanuatu

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Vietnam

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West Bank and Gaza

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Yemen, Rep.

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Zambia

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Zimbabwe

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More Human Capital Index Data

Key Reports

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Protecting People and Economies : Integrated Policy Responses to COVID-19 (July 29, 2020)

This report proposes several principles that can inform policy decisions when responding to the many challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Written with contributions across the entire World Bank, it sketches possible solutions for containing the pandemic and protecting health, for protecting human capital and livelihoods and for safeguarding the economy.

   

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Fostering Human Capital in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (June 19, 2020)

The formation of human capital--the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lifetimes--is critical for the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Human capital contributes not only to human development and employment but also to the long-term sustainability of a diversified economic growth model that is knowledge based and private sector driven.

   
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Africa Human Capital Plan Year One Progress Report : Game Changers for Investing in Africa's People (June 1, 2020)

In April 2019, we launched the Africa Human Capital Plan. This ambitious plan sets out clear targets and commitments to boost Africa's potential through its human capital. After just one year, the plan is well underway, helping African countries build momentum by leveraging investments and policy reforms across key sectors, empowering women, developing solutions tailored to the challenges of fragile and conflict-affected settings, mobilizing technology and innovation, and building knowledge and partnerships.

   
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Human Capital Project : HCI Compass (April 27, 2020)

The Human Capital Index (HCI) Compass is a guidance note for clients' own assessment of progress towards HCI. The launch of the Human Capital Index (HCI) in October 2018 spurred an interesting conversation on the state of the world in terms of preparing the current generation to the challenges of the future labor market.

   
Investing in Human Capital

Insights from Disaggregating the Human Capital Index (January 3, 2020)

This report quantifies inequalities in human capital and particularly focuses on socioeconomic and subnational spatial differences. The authors discuss 50 low- and middle-income countries with comparable data and highlight the potential of detailed disaggregation for the design of well-targeted policies.

   
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