Knowledge Note

"By improving their skills, health, knowledge, and resilience—their human capital—people can be more productive, flexible, and innovative."

Progress is possible. Countries that have successfully managed to align support around reform have seen impressive levels of improvement. As the world faces rapid change and technological advancement, the stage is set for more and better investments in people. In addition to improving incomes and fostering sustainable growth and poverty reduction, these investments are good in and of themselves.

The goal of the Human Capital Project is to realize a world in which all children arrive at school well nourished and ready to learn, their classrooms are places that facilitate real learning, and they are given a chance to grow up to live and work as healthy, skilled, and productive adults.

What is the World Bank's Human Capital Index? Watch the video here

Explore the Human Capital Index with this interactive map

Additional Resource The Human Capital Project