Investing in People to Build Human Capital

Scientific and technological advances are transforming lives: they are even helping investing-in-people2poorer countries close the gap with rich countries in life expectancy. But, poorer countries still face tremendous challenges, as almost a quarter of children under five are malnourished, and 60 percent of primary school students are failing to achieve even a rudimentary education. In fact, more than 260 million children and youth in poorer countries are receiving no education at all.

There is a moral case to be made, of course, for investing in the health and education of all people.  But there is an economic one as well: to be ready to compete and thrive in a rapidly changing environment. “Human capital” – the potential of individuals – is going to be the most important long-term investment any country can make for its people’s future prosperity and quality of life.

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Online event: Climate Action and Green Competitiveness

greencompetitivenessDate: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 14:30 – 16:00 (GMT) or convert time
Location: International Finance Corporation Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online

JOIN ONLINE: http://live.worldbank.org/climate-action-green-competitiveness

Speakers:

  • Rachel Kyte: Vice President & Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank Group