Understanding the Human Capital Index [INFOGRAPHIC]

The World Economic Forum’s 2014 Annual Meeting is being held in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from January 22–25, 2014. The goal of the meeting is to establish a plan for tackling prevailing and developing issues within the global community. In addition to the annual meeting, the WEF recently published an e-book titled “Education and Skills 2.0: New Targets and Innovative Approaches,” which addresses issues and opportunities such as early childhood development, online education, and human capital growth.

Investment in human capital is vital to economic growth internationally as it drives national and global economies. As a leader in the analysis and improvement of human capital disparities worldwide, the WEF considers factors and indicators of individuals as well as long-term trends that shape a nation’s workforce and talent pool. To better understand the human capital index, the American University School of International Service’s International Relations Online created this infographic that illustrates the four pillars that the WEF uses to measure human capital and provides a comparison of national performance within the context of the index.

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