According to the Human Capital Index, a child born in North Macedonia today will be 56 percent as productive when she grows up if she enjoyed quality education and health care. This is lower than the average for Europe & Central Asia region and upper middle-income countries. Between 2010 and 2020, the HCI value for North Macedonia increased from 0.54 to 0.56.
A child in North Macedonia, who starts school at age 4, can expect to complete 11 years of pre-primary, primary and secondary school by age 18. However, when years of schooling are adjusted for quality of learning, this is only equivalent to 7.3 years, i.e. a learning gap of 3.7 years. Regarding health outcomes, the report shows that 99 out of 100 children born in North Macedonia survive to age 5.