UAE - Mubasher: The World Bank (WB) has placed the UAE in the first position among the Arab countries in terms of the Human Capital Index (HCI) 2020, according to the WB's recent report.
The UAE was ranked 44th globally in the HCI 2020, an international metric that benchmarks key components of human capital across countries, including education and health.
The index also evaluates the ability of health and education to shape the productivity of the next generation of workers and underscores the importance for governments and societies of investing in the human capital of their citizens.
In its report, the World Bank referred that the UAE has achieved great progress in building human capital in the past ten years for investing in health and education.
The report referred that an Emirati child born today will be 67% as productive when he grows up if the child enjoyed complete education and full healthcare.
The learning-adjusted years of school rate in the UAE reached around 9.6 years, while the expected years of schools recorded about 13.5 years.