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Human Capital Project : Year 2 Progress Report (English)

Human capital is central to the World Bank Group’s efforts to end extreme poverty by 2030 and raise the incomes of the bottom 40 percent of people in each country. The vision of the Human Capital Project (HCP) is a world in which all children reach their full potential—growing up well-nourished and ready to learn, attaining real learning in the classroom, and entering the job market as healthy, skilled, and productive adults. The HCP Network now has 78 countries on board and works to support and connect policy makers as they share experiences and best practices, including during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, which is a threat to hard-won human capital gains. This Year 2 progress report captures reforms, advances, and innovations across the world over the period July 2019 to June 2020, including the response to the pandemic. It also describes the World Bank Group’s efforts to support all client countries on human capital, including through plans focused on Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa, with South Asia soon to come, and through several new approaches and network activities.


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    Human Capital Project : Year 2 Progress Report

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    human capital; Gender-Based Violence; primary health care facilities; access to social protection; economic opportunities for woman; early childhood development program; community-driven development; Infection Prevention and Control; effectiveness of public spending; information and communication technology; access to health service; Fragility, Conflict, and Violence; policy and institution; gulf cooperation council; human capital outcomes; human capital development; Access to Education; million people; education and health; health care facility; access to school; family planning assistance; access to water; sustainable development goals; demand for skill; emergency care services; family planning efforts; years of schooling; Social Safety Nets; vulnerability of communities; total fertility rate; support for policy improvement; generation of children; rehabilitation of water; public health system; supply and sanitation; social protection strategy; cash transfer program; secondary school graduation; social protection initiative; use of technology; free primary education; diagnosis and treatment; cash transfer scheme; access to job; Health Service Delivery; impact of bankruptcy; health insurance system; emergency relief measure; quality health care; impact of credit; nutrition and food; primary lower secondary; Teacher Professional Development; lower secondary enrollment; changes in capital; girls in school; human capital investment; protection for woman; health care service; community health worker; Service Delivery Indicators; Internally Displaced People; financing for health; Job Creation; digital id; adolescent girl



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Human Capital Project : Year 2 Progress Report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.