Harnessing transformative technologies to arrest the unfolding human capital crisis

On a global scale, the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt the greatest blow to families and childrensmartphones-acoss-lifecycle in living memory. Progress in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is being reversed. Men, women, and children are facing unprecedented setbacks in health, education, livelihoods, and security – all with profound implications for their future prosperity. 

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To Unlock Potential of Digital Age, Europe Must Go Beyond Internet Access, Says World Bank

BUCHAREST, March 7 2017− Countries in the European Union (EU) must enact policies indexdesigned to better help workers adapt to new jobs being created by the internet if they want to avoid increasing inequality and exclusion in the region, notes a new World Bank Report. According to Reaping Digital Dividends: Leveraging the Internet for Development in Europe and Central Asia, launched in Bucharest today, affordable and nearly universal access to the internet has not been enough for countries in the EU to fully benefit from opportunities being created by digital technologies and more needs to be done to develop a policy environment that can better leverage this access by linking workers to digital jobs.

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