Progress on Human Capital Requires Accelerating Progress on Learning and That Requires More Than "More of the Same"

A welcome feature of the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) is that both learning and schooling are built in. This improves on previous development benchmarks that did not include a learning goal at all (the MDG for primary completion) and the 

RISE Research Director: Thoughts on the Human Capital Index

Here at RISE we were excited for the launch of the World Bank's human capital index (HCI), which directly incorporates student learning into its measure of the contribution of health and education to productivity. The index combines five indicators: child survival, school enrolment, quality of learning, healthy growth, and adult survival, into a measure of human capital a child born today could expect to attain by age 18 (per country).