Human Capital Development and the Importance of Not Underestimating Ourselves

Our third day at the IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings was an overwhelming, yet equally rewarding experience.

A key focus of the Meetings was the Human Capital Index (HCI) and Human Development Report, scheduled for release this week. Several of the sessions we attended over the course of the day were related to these development indicators in some form.

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Perspectives on youth employment at the 2018 IMF & World Bank Annual Meetings

A brief snapshot of the atmosphere at this year’s World Bank/IMF Annuals: with the sun and humidity relentless, the meetings take place in Bali’s lavish beach resorts and conference centres. At every turn, a smiling volunteer will greet you and smother you with their warm hospitality. It’s not all suits and ties; the bright, vibrant ‘Batik’ shirts are a popular choice of clothing. 

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