VN’s HCI higher than average of East Asia and Pacific region
VGP – Viet Nam’s human index increased from 0.66 to 0.69 between 2010 and 2020, according to the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI) 2020.
Ninety-eight out of 100 children born in the Southeast Asian country survive to age five and a child who starts school at the age of four can expect to complete 12.9 years of school by her 18th birthday.
Vietnamese students score 519 on a scale where 625 represents advanced attainment and 300 represents minimum attainment.
About 87% of 15-year olds will survive until the age of 60 while 24 out of 100 children are stunted and at risk of cognitive and physical limitations that can last a lifetime.
The HCI for Vietnamese girls is higher than boys, said the World Bank.
First launched in 2018, the HCI measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18. It conveys the productivity of the next generation of workers compared to a benchmark of complete education and full health.
A worldwide child born in 2020 can expect, on average, to be 56% as productive as she could be when she grows up./.
By Huong Giang