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Spain, at the tail of Western Europe in the development of human capital

Spain, together with Portugal and Greece, is at the tail of the countries of Western Europe in the adequate development of the talent of the people, although worldwide holds the post forty-fourth of the ranking published today by the World Economic Forum.

Geneva, September 13 (EFE) .- Spain, together with Portugal and Greece, is at the tail of the countries of Western Europe in the adequate development of the talent of the people, although at the level

This entity, chaired by the German Klaus Schwab, warns in a report in which 130 countries that have developed only 62% of the world's human capital.

Efforts to promote the full economic potential of people "are falling short, "as only 25 countries have developed 70% or more of their human capital, according to the Forum.

" The inability of countries to adequately develop people's talent reinforces the inequality, depriving them of opportunities and the possibility of accessing a broad base of quality jobs, "said the experts of the entity.

According to expert Saadia Zahidi, country strategies may vary depending on their demographic structure, but "everyone risks creating lost generations if they fail to adopt a more integrative and proactive in fostering talent to manage the transition from education to employment, lifelong learning and the acquisition of new skills. "

Europe western region is the second best positioned in the development of human capital, behind North America.

The United States (ranked 4) is listed in the top ten countries in the world and Canada (14) in the top twenty, which also includes four countries in East Asia and the Pacific, three in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and one in the Middle East / North Africa.

The list of Western Europe is dominated by the Nordic countries with Norway at the top, which is the undisputed number 1 worldwide, followed by Finland (2), Switzerland (3), Denmark (5), Germany (6) and Sweden (8).

Twelve countries have crossed the threshold of development of at least 70% of their human capital; the United Kingdom (23) and France (26), which occupy the middle posts of the regional "league".

Three Mediterranean countries (Portugal 43), Spain (44) The forum discusses four key areas for human capital development: capacity (investments in formal education), deployment (implementation and skills), development (the education of the new generations and the training and retraining of the current one) and knowledge (the know-how that is used in work.

In addition, it measures the performance of countries in five age groups or clearly differentiated generations.

In Spain, capacity is ranked 66, in developing skills in 101, developing in 30 and in knowledge in 31.

Behind western Europe lies eastern Europe and central Asia, with only three countries among the top twenty in the world: Slovenia (9), Estonia (12) and Russia (16).

The East Asia and Pacific region is located in the middle of the index, (ASEAN) economies, China (34) is well above those of the South Asian countries (27). BRICS except Russia, given that India is in 103rd place and South Africa in 87.

The Latin America and Caribbean area appears in the middle-low area of ​​the Economic Forum Index

The two best countries in the area are Argentina (52) and Chile (53). Peru (66) and Colombia (68).

The worst positions are occupied by Venezuela (94) and Central American countries like Honduras (101).

In the Middle East and North Africa among the top twenty in the world and sub-Saharan Africa is the worst-positioned region.

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