When we talk about human capital, we mean the skills and health that people accumulate over their lifetime. Human capital is a cornerstone of prosperity, poverty eradication, and social cohesion. Human capital accumulation is the result of the interaction of many actors, including individuals, families, governments, the private sector and civil society. Education and health systems have an important role to play in this process, not only to ensure equitable access, but also to provide high-quality services. Yet even before the COVID-19 pandemic, persistent gaps in health and learning outcomes between and within economies highlighted the urgency of improving the quality of education and health care. MORE….