Pandemic Threatens Human Capital Gains of the Past Decade, New Report Says

 

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2020 – The COVID-19 pandemic threatens jakartahard-won gains in health and education over the past decade, especially in the poorest countries, a new World Bank Group analysis finds. Investments in human capital—the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lives—are key to unlocking a child’s potential and to improving economic growth in every country.

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Gender equality: Unleashing the real wealth of nations

Last week, we launched the Women, Business, and the Law report, which found that annettedespite the considerable progress that many countries have made in improving women’s legal rights over the last decade, women are still only accorded 75 percent of the legal rights that men, on average, are given. As a result, they are less able to get jobs, start businesses and make economic decisions, with economic consequences that reverberate beyond their families and communities.

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