The Human Capital Index, initially developed in collaboration with Mercer, is an insight tool published annually by the World Economic Forum’s System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work. The 2016 edition of the Report includes an exploration of new data sources beyond the core Index, informed by a collaboration with LinkedIn and with additional data input from Care.com, Didi Chuxing, Uber and Upwork.
At the World Economic Forum
Richard Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda, Member of the Managing Board
Saadia Zahidi, Head, Education, Gender and Work System Initiative; Member of the Executive Committee
Till Alexander Leopold, Project Lead, Education, Gender and Work System Initiative
Vesselina Ratcheva, Data Analyst, Education, Gender and Work System Initiative
A special thank you to our colleagues across the Forum and, in particular, to Libby Zhang, Yasmina Bekhouche, Kristin Keveloh, Paulina Padilla Ugarte, Valerie Peyre, Pearl Samandari, Caroline Staffell and Susan Wilkinson.
Thank you to Michael Fisher for his superb editorial work, Neil Weinberg for his excellent graphic design and layout and Kamal Kamaoui and the World Economic Forum’s Publications team.
We gratefully acknowledge the outstanding support of LinkedIn’s research team: Lutz Finger, Sue Duke, Jacqueline Barrett, Guy Berger, Milad Davaloo, Feng Guo, Joseph Roualdes, Jonathan Serfaty, Qin (Iris) Wang, Jiashan Wang, Jia Xie and Sui Yan.
Finally, we appreciate the continued advice and guidance on the initial development of the Report from the Forum’s expert network and, in particular, from Professor David E. Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Harvard School of Public Health; Professor Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; and Professor Wolfgang Lutz, Founding Director, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital (IIASA, VID/ÖAW, WU).
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