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Bangladesh ranks above India in WB Human Capital Index

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  1. The Ronin

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    An average child born in Bangladesh, today, will be 48% as productive as one born with complete access to the country’s education and healthcare

    Bangladesh has ranked above India in the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI); which is a new system to rank countries based on how successfully they develop human capital. The ranking also prods governments to invest more effectively in education and healthcare.

    The index was launched at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meetings on the Indonesian island of Bali, on Thursday.

    Bangladesh scored higher than its closest neighbours India and Pakistan.

    The Human Capital Index of Bangladesh
    An average child born in Bangladesh, today, will be 48% as productive as one born with complete access to the country’s education and healthcare. Around 97 out of 100 children born in Bangladesh have strong odds of surviving to age 5.

    In Bangladesh, a child who starts school at the age of four can expect to complete 11 years of school by his or her 18th birthday. Students in Bangladesh scored 368 on a scale where 625 represents advanced attainment and 300 represents minimum attainment.

    Factoring in what children actually learn, expected years of schooling is only 6.5.

    Across Bangladesh, 87% of 15-year olds will survive until the age of 60. This statistic is a proxy for the range of fatal and non-fatal health outcomes that a child born today would experience as an adult under current conditions.

    Around 64 out of 100 children are not stunted, but the rest are at risk of cognitive and physical limitations that can last a lifetime.

    In India, 83% of 15-year olds will survive until the age of 60. Compared to India, this is slightly higher in Pakistan – 84% – while the rate is 85% in Nepal.

    The World Bank report also revealed that in Bangladesh, the HCI for girls is higher than for boys.

    It also showed that in 2017, Bangladesh’s HCI is higher than the average for its region but slightly lower than the average for its income group.

    Goals of HCI
    The Human Capital Project seeks to raise awareness and increase demand for interventions to build human capital. It aims to accelerate better and more investments in people.

    The Project has three elements—the Human Capital Index; a program to strengthen research and measurement about human capital, and support for countries to accelerate progress in raising human capital outcomes.

    https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangla...h-ranks-above-india-in-wb-human-capital-index
     
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  2. American Pakistani

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    Figure of speech.
    Anyway let this be a lesson to both India and Pakistan to learn.
     
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    Like I told you, Bangladesh has provoked Pakistan so much that now nobody in pakistan gives a fk where Bangladesh heads. To you your destiny to us ours.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree. Pakistan and BD are on completely different trajectory on every respect.

    I wish you lot well but we need to look eastward and not towards what is now semi distant historical linkage.
     
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    There is simply no comparision between the two. Both have different types of issues and problems.

    And yes same here, I still wish the best for Bangladesh so it can at least safeguard the interest of Bengali Muslims getting killed in that region by hindutva terrorists.
     
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    India and Burma are certainly the two close neighbors of Bangladesh because of the common border. But, it is not wrong to say Pakistan, Bhutan or Nepal are also its neighbors. After all, we all live in and are part of South Asia, but are living in separate entities.
     
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    It says closest neighbor. How absurd will it sound if someone claim Pakistan's closest neighbor is Iraq, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrghistan or SaudiArabia? All have similar distance as of Bangladesh or even lesser.
     
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    Pakistan is not the closest neighbor.. Pakistan has entirely different set of issues to deal with..

    We have Afghanistan at one side, and India on the other, and we have unsettled issues with both.. Bangladesh has nothing to worry.. Pakistan is hosting millions of refugees from Burma, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.. Pakistan's closest neighbor is a war torn country since 1980.

    A third neighbor of Pakistan is Iran, which is under economic sanctions..

    So Pakistan doesn't trade with three of the four neighboring countries.. 1 - Afghanistan, 2 - Iran, and 3 - India.

    Had Bangladesh been facing the similar problems, it would have collapsed by now..

    We have a huge military to support.. we have Indian threat on one side and ISIS threat on the other.. we are constantly in war with the terrorists since 2004..

    You guys have no idea about Pakistan's situation.. so it is better that you compare yourselves with the countries that carry the same profile as that of Bangladesh.. in terms of threats, and opportunities of trade with neighbors..

    With that said, I wish you guys all luck and may you progress more.. as not in the distant past, we were citizens of the same country..
     
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    This is excellent news. Our leadership has been hard at work towards economic progress rather than arms build ups and useless enemy making.