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Costa Rica heads regional ranking of human capital

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


The report on the Index of Human Capital published yesterday at the meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, reveal shortcomings in some Central American countries. In Guatemala and Honduras, for example, more than half of children born in these countries are expected to be productive when they grow up in terms of education and health.

On the contrary, Costa Rica is number one in the Central American ranking and number two in the whole of Latin America, where Chile is the leader. The Costa Rican index is 0.62, Panama and Nicaragua 0.53, El Salvador 0.50, Honduras 0.49 and Guatemala 0.46.