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Africa Human Capital Plan Year Two Progress Report : Investing in People for a Resilient and Inclusive Recovery (English)

Launched in 2019, the World Bank’s Africa Human Capital Plan (HCP) is in the forefront of its efforts to accelerate human capital development in the region. The Plan is centered on a set of gamechangers and ambitious targets that guided the World Bank’s response and support at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The gamechangers provided a framework and momentum for COVID-19 relief, restructuring, and recovery efforts to help Sub-Saharan countries and governments prioritize people and build a more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future. The Africa HCP is a part of the Human Capital Project, a global effort led by the World Bank to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth. As of June 2021, a total of 82 countries worldwide have joined the project, including 32 in Sub-Saharan Africa, demonstrating their strong commitment to raising human capital outcomes, and actively participating in knowledge-sharing events, and the Human Capital Conclaves convened at the World Bank Annual and Spring Meetings. This Year Two Progress Report, Investing in People for a Resilient and Inclusive Recovery, highlights how the World Bank has supported countries in Africa to weather the pandemic crisis during the past year. It is a story of speed, scale, and ambition and an enduring commitment to investing in Africa’s people.

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    Africa Human Capital Plan Year Two Progress Report : Investing in People for a Resilient and Inclusive Recovery

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Africa Human Capital Plan Year Two Progress Report : Investing in People for a Resilient and Inclusive Recovery (English). Africa Human Capital Plan Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.