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The World Bank’s Human Capital Index shows Egypt’s low productivity levels as being largely due to the country’s education system.
19.10.18 | Interesting article at Ahram Online

Egypt ranked 104 out of 157 countries in the World Bank’s newly launched Human Capital Index (HCI), which measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18.

It measures the productivity of the next generation of workers compared to a benchmark of complete education and full health.

The index is made up of five indicators: the probability of survival at age five; a child’s expected years of schooling; harmonised test scores as a measure of quality of learning; adult survival rate (fraction of 15-year-olds that will survive to age 60); and the proportion of children who are not stunted.

Globally, 56 per cent of all children born today will grow up to be at best half as productive as they could be, and 92 per cent will grow up to be at best 75 per cent as productive as they could be, the HCI says.

Egypt scored 0.88 out of the possible one. The report shows that 98 out of 100 children born in Egypt survive to age five, and a child who starts school at age four can expect to complete 11.1 years of school by his or her 18th birthday.