Global Human Capital Report 2017
The Global Human Capital Index featured in this Report aims to provide a holistic assessment of a country’s human capital—both current and expected—across its population. It enables effective comparisons across regions, generations and income groups. The Report defines “human capital” as the knowledge and skills people possess that enable them to create value in the global economic system. The Index aims to quantify key concepts and provides a practical tool to policy-makers and business leaders. It formulates a human-centric vision of the future of work that recognizes people’s knowledge, talents, creativity and skills as key drivers of a prosperous and inclusive economy. The Report argues for the rationale of building up deep, diverse and resilient talent pools and skills ecosystems that allow for inclusive participation in good quality, skilled jobs by the largest possible number of people.