India ranks 115 in World Bank's Human Capital Index, central govt rejects reports

India ranks 115 in World Bank's Human Capital Index, central govt rejects reports
India ranks 115 in World Bank's Human Capital Index, central govt rejects reports

India ranks 115 in World Bank's Human Capital Index, central govt rejects reports

The World Bank ranked India 115th among 157 countries in its first-ever Human Capital Index (HCI). (October 11, 2018)


The central government rejected the findings of the World Bank's Human Capital Index (HCI) and will continue to undertake its path breaking programme for human capital development aiming to rapidly transforming quality and ease of life for all its children.

The index took into account parameters like child mortality, health and education.

India’s neighbours Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka were better placed at 106th, 102nd and 74th position, respectively.

China ranked 46, Indonesia (87), Malaysia (55). Singapore was ranked number one in the world followed by Japan, Hong Kong and Finland.

The HCI has been constructed for 157 countries. It claims to seek to measure the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect on attaining the age of 18.

The HCI index values are contended to convey the productivity of the next generation of workers, compared to a benchmark of complete standard education and full health.

According to the HCI, a child born in India today will be only 44 per cent as productive "when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health".

The HCI in India for females is marginally better than that for males, according to the report. On the probability of survival up to the age of 5, the report said it is "96 out of 100 children born in India".

India, a child who starts school at age 4 can expect to complete 10.2 years of school by her 18th birthday, the report said.

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