The Human Capital Index measured countries’ ability to develop and deploy healthy, educated and able workers through four distinct pillars, education; health and wellness; workforce and employment; and enabling environment, according to the WEF. Europe dominated the list, with 8 nations in the top 10. Switzerland were ranked number one, followed by Finland, Singapore, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Canada.
When broken down, Croatia was ranked in 38th spot in terms of education, 24th for health, 60th for enabling environment and 88th for workforce and employment. Some of the world’s biggest nations, such as China (43rd) Russia (51st), Brazil (57th) India (78th) and South Africa (86th), produced mixed results, according to the report.
“In the future, human capital will be the most important kind of capital. Investing in people is not just a nice to have; it is imperative for growth,prosperity and progress,” said Klaus Schwab, WEF Founder and Executive Chairman.