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Investing in human capital—the sum of a population’s health, skills, knowledge, and experience—can strengthen a country’s competitiveness in a rapidly changing world. Building human capital prepares work forces for the more highly skilled jobs of the future, which can drive more sustained growth and transform the trajectory of economies.

Global human development -- which can be measured as a combination of the world's education, health and living standards -- could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned.

It is too early to know the full impact of COVID-19 on Africa. To date the experience has been varied. There are causes for concern, but also reasons for hope. Early estimates were pessimis­tic regarding the pandemic’s impact on the conti­nent.

The twin shocks of school closures and global recession due to COVID-19 could have long-term costs to education and development. But, if countries move quickly to support continued learning, they can at least partially mitigate the damage.

Presentation of details of 5th Tranche announced by Union Finance & Corporate Affairs Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman under Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan to support Indian economy in fight against COVID-19. Rs 40,000 crores increase in allocation for MGNREGS to provide employment boost. Public Expenditure on Health will be increased.

This report presents a snapshot of some of the latest information available on how COVID-19 is affecting the world today. Although a wide range of topics are covered in this report, a consistency of message is clear – this is an unprecedented crisis, and no aspect of our lives is immune.

Over the last decade, violent conflicts have surged by two-thirds and displacement is currently at a record high and length – around 71 million people have been forcibly displaced for as long as 20 years on average. In education, a different but equally serious crisis exists.

A new report launched today by Somalia—titled the Somalia Health and Demographic Survey (SHDS) Report 2020—offers the country’s decision makers and stakeholders vital information on the health and lives of Somali women of childbearing ages and children.

Global school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic present an unprecedented risk to children’s education, protection and wellbeing.

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