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How Countries Nurture Human Capital: Whole of government approaches


This four-part series explores the strategies governments have used to invest in human capital. Each brief focuses on a key aspect of a “whole of government” approach to design and implement policies.

The themes the four briefs are:

  • Sustaining efforts across political cycles;
  • Coordinating efforts across government bodies;
  • Designing policies and programs according to evidence; and
  • Putting it all together in a “whole of government” approach.

Countries that have implemented each of these strategies at the same time are often among those that have made major strides in improving human capital outcomes. The series examines the various dimensions of this approach using country examples and concludes with a look at how success has led to meaningful gains and lasting benefits.


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ContinuityCoordinationEvidenceWhole of Government
ContinuitéCoordinationDonneés factuellesToutes institutions publiques
ContinuidadCoordinaciónEvidenciaTodo el gobierno
ПреемственностьКоординация ДействийОпора на фактыЦелостное Правительство
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