Nepal ranks 98th in Global Human Capital Index 2017

September 16, 2017

Kathmandu Tribune, 14 Sep 2017

KATHMANDU — Nepal has ranked 98th out of 130 countries with a score of 55.92 in the Global Human Capital Index 2017 in a report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF). Sri Lanka leads the chart among the South Asian nations, while Nepal’s score is still below average in the global context.

Nepal has scored high in the deployment category, ranking 9th with a score of 80.5, but has underperformed in the following categories: capacity (49.3), development (48.2) and know-how (45.7).

The report suggests that Nepal needs to focus on improving its education sector and decrease the unemployment rate.

Norway is in the first place whereas Yemen stands last in the ranking.