Sri Lanka has been ranked 60th on the 2014 Global Human Capital Index (HCI), an increase of 17 spots since 2013.

The list, compiled by World Economic Forum see Finland at the top followed by Norway, Switzerland, Canada, Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, New Zealand and Belgium.  The index measures countries in terms of the economies leveraging their human capital.

The WEF said the list has been compiled on the basis of 46 indicators of how well they are developing and deploying their human capital, focusing on education, skills and employment.

WEF said 14 countries have reached 80 percent human capital optimization, while 38 countries score between 70 percent and 80 percent.  In Asia and the Pacific, where the majority of the world’s population is concentrated, the spread between the highest and lowest performing countries is among the widest.
India has been ranked at 100th position. The index takes into consideration 124 countries.