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Human Capital Summit: A Global Call to Action

Without a healthy, educated and resilient population, countries cannot compete effectively in the global economy. That is why these global leaders and influencers came together, hours after the launch of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index, to issue an urgent call for action.

The third annual Human Capital Summit opens with a high-level conversation between Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore and Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group, on the changing nature of work and the resulting need to prioritize investments in people; the importance of shifting the focus away from supply toward outcomes and demand; and why every country in the index has work to do. Their conversation is followed by remarks from global influencers and government leaders, each with a story and strong case for investing in the world’s people—and doing so with urgency.

Read the chat below!

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Former World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

Former President, World Bank Group

Prime Minister, Singapore

Executive Director, RESULTS

Minister of Finance, Poland

Executive Director, UNICEF

Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Minister of Finance, Indonesia

Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, Jordan

Minister of Development, Investment and International Cooperation, Tunisia

Minister of Finance, Georgia

Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Minister of Healthcare, Ukraine

Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation, Ethiopia

Minister of Finance, Pakistan

Correspondent, BBC Asia Business

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