Countries commit to invest in human capital and quality education to drive economic growth

|Source: The World Bank News |
Education in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud

Following the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s presentation at the 2017 Human Capital Summit, seven countries committed to accelerating financing for human capital. For the first time, the World Bank Group is including human capital in its measurement of the wealth of nations.

At the Summit, in addition to prioritizing early childhood education and tackling malnutrition, countries also committed to action on access to quality education, universal health coverage, and the empowerment of women and girls. As part of supporting education, the replenishment of the Global Partnership for Education was mentioned.

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