Health and education are the strongest drivers of economic growth for nations, according to Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank. Speaking at the Reaching the Last Mile forum, held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in November, Kim said that the World Bank was planning to produce a ranking of countries based on their success in health and education.
As the global economy continues to change, good health and education will become even more important indicators of well-being, according to Kim. “As low-income jobs are eliminated, healthy, well educated people are going to be the most important part of the wealth of nations,” he said. To learn more, read this article from the UAE edition of The National.