Human capital is a key factor for growth, development and competitiveness.
Learning and working provide people with livelihoods, an opportunity to contribute to their societies and, often, meaning and identity. Workers’ skills lead to productivity and innovation in companies.
The Global Human Capital Report 2017 just released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) aims to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. It enables effective comparisons across regions, generations and income groups. The methodology behind the rankings is intended to serve as a basis for time-series analysis that allows countries to track progress, relative to their own performance as well as that of others.