Photo BIGSTOCKBangladesh must pay more attention to taking advantage of the demographic dividendThe World Bank Group’s Human Capital Index (HCI), a new system to rank countries based on their success in developing human capital -- one which attempts to put pressure on nations to invest more effectively in education and health care -- is an index to keep an eye on. Bangladesh has its own bit of good news -- it has ranked higher than India on the aforementioned index. Bangladesh must pay more attention to taking advantage of the demographic dividend, having more people of working age than non-working. We must take lessons from other highly successful Asian nations such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, who have successfully capitalized on their own demographic dividend, and significantly improved their economy. It is time to really invest in our greatest asset -- our people.
Source: Dhaka Tribune October 11, 2018 18:22 UTC