Human Capital Score

  • India ranks 158th in the world for its investments in education and health care.
  • India is ranked at 158 out of 195 countries in 2016, an improvement from its position of 162 in 1990.
  • The study is based on analysis of data from government agencies, schools, and health care systems.
  • South Asian countries ranking below India in this report include Pakistan (164), Bangladesh (161) and Afghanistan (188).
  • Countries in the region that have fared better than India in terms of human capital include Sri Lanka (102), Nepal (156), Bhutan (133) and Maldives (116).
  • The findings show the association between investments in education and health and improved human capital and GDP.

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