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Global Human Capital Index 2017

Published on September 14, 2017
India has secured 103 rank in the latest Global Human Capital Index 2017.
It is the lowest among BRICS economies.

Global Human Capital Index 2017

  • India also ranks “among the lowest in the world” when it comes to the employment gender gap
  • In the development of skills needed for the future India is 65 out of total 130 countries surveyed.
  • India ranks 118 for labour force participation 
  • The survey wa stopped by Norway
  • Last year India was ranked 105th while Finland was on the top which has pushed by Norway to second place this year in the same survey.
  • From South Asia, Sri Lanka (70) is the top performer, while Nepal (98), India (103), Bangladesh (111) and Pakistan (125) lag behind

Top 5 are

  • Norway 
  • Finland 
  • Switzerland
  • US 
  • Germany

Bottom 5 Are

  • Pakistan
  • Mali
  • Ethiopia
  • Senegal
  • Mauritania
  • Yemen

What is Global Capital Index?

  • The Global Human Capital Index 2017 ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing their human capital on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best). 
  • The rankings are based on four thematic dimensions — capacity, deployment, development, and know-how — and five distinct age groups or generations — 0-14 years; 15-24 years; 25-54 years; 55-64 years; and 65 years and over — to capture the full human capital potential profile of a country.

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