Therefore, researchers within the World Bank have created a socioeconomically-disaggregated Human Capital Index (SES-HCI). This tool sheds light on inequalities in building human capital, allowing policymakers to better target interventions to the most disadvantaged households.
What is the SES-HCI?
The SES-HCI is computed using the same methodology as the global HCI but relies on different data sources to allow for a disaggregation by socioeconomic status (SES). It is computed for a sample of 50 low- and middle-income countries (and 88 country-years) where these SES-disaggregated data are available. The differences in data sources imply that the SES-HCI data at the quintile level, and averaged to the national level, are not fully comparable or consistent with the global HCI, and countries’ scores and relative positions can differ between the SES-HCI and the global index. However, the SES-HCI can still prove informative about gaps in human capital outcomes across quintiles.
Download SES-HCI Data
This table will let you download briefs for each of the 50 low- and middle-income countries for which the socioeconomically disaggregated HCI data is available. More countries may be added if the right data are made avaialble.