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The Human Capital Report 2016: Pakistan among the worst countries

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) in collaboration with Mercer has released the Human Capital Report for year 2016, Pakistan falling among worst as in the previous reports, this time managed to get 118th position amid total of 130 countries in the list.

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This makes Pakistan 13th worst country in the report, which lists countries around the globe on the basis of how well they are developing and deploying their human potential.

Methodology of Ranking countries

The Human Capital Index ranks 130 countries on how well they are developing and deploying their human capital potential. The Index assesses Learning and Employment outcomes on a scale from 0 (worst) to 100 (best) across five distinct age groups to capture the full demographic profile of a country:

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  • • 0–14 years – the youngest members of the population for whom education is assessed among the most critical factors
  • • 15–24 years – youth for whom factors such as higher education and skills use in the workplace are assessed
  • • 25–54 years – the bulk of the labour force, for whom continued learning and employment quality are assessed
  • • 55–64 years – the most senior members of most workforces for whom attainment and continued engagement are assessed
  • • 65 and over years – the oldest members of the population, for whom both continued opportunity and health are assessed

Top 10 Countries in the List

Finland (1)
Norway (2)
Switzerland (3)
Japan (4)
Sweden (5)
New Zealand (6)
Denmark (7)
The Netherlands (8)
Canada (9)
Belgium (10)

Bottom 10 Countries in the List

Lesotho (121)
Senega (122)
Côte d’Ivoire (123)
Burundi (124)
Guinea (125)
Mali (126)
Nigeria (127)
Chad (128)
Yemen (129)
Mauritania (130)

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