VN’s HCI higher than average of East Asia and Pacific region
16:14 | 17/09/2020
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.

Specifically, a child born in Viet Nam today will be 69% as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health, which is higher than the average for East Asia and Pacific region and lower middle-income countries.

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

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