Human Capital at the Crossroads: Reversing the Losses, Reclaiming our Future
Putting people first through investing in human capital – the knowledge, skills, and health that people need to achieve their potential – is critical for sustainable, inclusive growth and poverty reduction. The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to leave generations behind and exacerbate inequalities. Health impacts, setbacks to nutrition, the early years and learning, job losses and expanding gender gaps must be addressed with urgency.
Countries have stepped up in innovative ways to put people first through building, protecting, and utilizing human capital – with support from the World Bank and partners. However – ambition, innovation, and sustained support are needed to recover human capital losses and strengthen recovery. Investing in people consistently and providing opportunities for all to achieve their potential can yield economic dividends – and help bring greater stability in a challenging global context.
Join us on April 23 to discuss with global leaders, CSOs, youth, and the private sector on how to best protect and #InvestInPeople. Have a question on the topic? Ask it now – and our experts will answer it during the event!
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About the Spring Meetings 2022
The Spring Meetings bring together leaders from government, business, international organizations, and civil society, along with a diverse group of experts, to discuss global challenges and the path ahead. Join us and participate in our virtual events dedicated to international development.
Apr. 12: Addressing Challenges
Apr. 19: Responding to Global Shocks
Apr. 20: Opening Press Conference
Apr. 20: The Digital Revolution
Apr. 21: Financing Climate Action
Apr. 22: Fragility
Apr. 22: Subsidies and Trade
Apr. 23: Human Capital