Hanoi (VNA) – Singapore has emerged as the top among the 157 countries and territories in the inaugural World Bank Human Capital Index (HCI), which measures the human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by the age of 18.
The index defines human capital as the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lives.
According to the report released on October 11 by the international financial institution at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia, Singapore’s HCI is 0.88. The top ten countries and territories include the Republic of Korea, Japan, Hong Kong (China), Finland, Ireland, Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands and Canada.
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