Fostering human capital in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries

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The formation of human capital (the knowledge, skills, and health that people accumulate over their lifetimes) is critical for the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates). Human capital contributes not only to human development and employment but also to the long-term sustainability of a diversified economic growth model that is knowledge based and private sector driven. The GCC countries face four main challenges: low levels of basic proficiency among schoolchildren; a mismatch between education and the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Lifelong learning; Participation; Policy; Economics

Keywords: Human capital; Skill needs; Skill development; Economic growth; Wellbeing; Labour force participation; Relevance of education and training; Youth transitions; Economic conditions; Economic impact; Policy implications; Policy formation; Recommendations; Strategic planning

Geographic subjects: Middle East; Bahrain; Kuwait; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development/World Bank, 2020

Physical description: xiv, 108 p.

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ISBN: 9781464815829

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.519

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