Asian countries dominate World Bank’s new index of investment in ‘human capital’

Asian countries have topped a new World Bank measure called the “human capital index” – a measure of youth mortality, schooling and health. The human capital index is an attempt to shame countries into boosting efforts “to ensure a healthy, educated and resilient population ready for the workplace of the future,” the bank said.

Singapore topped the poll after it was highly rated for its universal healthcare system, education exams results and life expectancy figures. The rest of the top five were South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Finland.

Really great to see Hong Kong doing so well in this list…

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