World Bank warns of COVID-19 toll on human capital

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The World Bank released its "Human Capital Index 2020 Update" on Wednesday. The ranking of global health and education outcomes will now serve as a benchmark of investments in human productivity before the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll.

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    Michael Igoe is a Senior Reporter with Devex, based in Washington, D.C. He covers U.S. foreign aid, global health, climate change, and development finance. Prior to joining Devex, Michael researched water management and climate change adaptation in post-Soviet Central Asia, where he also wrote for EurasiaNet. Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College, where he majored in Russian, and his master’s degree from the University of Montana, where he studied international conservation and development.