Panama is first in human capital
In 56th place among 130 countries, Panama leads Central America in developing and deploying talent, according to the 2017 Human Capital Report of the World Economic Forum.
With 64 points out of 100, Panama placed third in Latin America, after Chile and Bolivia.
Panama fell four spots from last years’ ranking, while Costa Rica, in second place, moved up one position to 61st place.
All other countries in the region performed worse than they did a year earlier.
Globally, Norway is first in human capital, while Yemen is last.
The index evaluates education, skills, and employment available to people in five age groups, starting from under 15 to over 65 (number in brackets indicate each country’s position in the global ranking).
1 Panama (56)
2 Costa Rica (61)
3 El Salvador (95)
4 Guatemala (100)
5 Honduras (101)
6 Nicaragua (108)