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Where does Nigeria rank based on human capital the average child can expect to achieve?

The World Bank’s Human Capital Index measures “the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18”. It expresses this as a value between zero and one.

An economy in which the average worker achieves both full health and full education potential will score a value of 1 on the index. The index is designed to highlight how improvements in the current education and health outcomes shape the productivity of the next generation of workers. In 2020 Nigeria scored 0.36.

Unlike previous reports, the 2020 World Bank Human Capital Index update does not report rankings for the 174 countries with an HCI score for reasons explained here.

Read about the limitations of the index here.


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