Russia entered the top 10 countries in the world in terms of improvements in public health and education over the past decade. Such data are contained in the Human Capital Index for 2020, prepared by analysts at the World Bank.
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The IChK was first published two years ago. Within the framework of this report, specialists analyze the trajectory of a child's development in each individual country from the moment of his birth until reaching the age of majority. This study assesses such important parameters as the likelihood of newborns reaching 5 years of age, the expected duration of their education in primary and secondary school, the quality of education received, indicators of stunting, the chances of living to 60 years after reaching 15 years of age, and many others. At the same time, the new report was based on data collected by World Bank analysts even before March of this year, that is, before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Russian Federation has managed to enter the 10 countries of the world that have managed to achieve the highest indicators in the development of human capital over the past decade. The improvement in this country is mainly related to health indicators, as reflected in an increase in the proportion of children living under 5 years of age. The number of 15-year-olds able to live to 60 years of age is also growing. Finally, the stunting rates of children and adolescents are also declining, ”emphasize the authors of the report.