The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) published Worldwide
Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) 2019. India jumped five ranks and
secured 35th rank in the list.
WEFFI-2019:A fact file
countries that are based on their abilities to equip students with skill-based
It analyzed the
education system from the perspective of skill-based education in areas like
problem-solving, critical thinking, collaboration, leadership, creativity and
entrepreneurship, and digital and technical skills.
India scored 53, based on three categories namely policy
environment (56.3), teaching environment (52.2) and overall socio-economic
environment (32.2). In 2018, India scored 41.2 and secured 40th rank.
report highlighted that the decentralized education system is another
shortcoming of India's education policy.
The WEFFI report and index were commissioned by the Yidan
It ranks 50 economies, which represent nearly 93% of global
Gross domestic product (GDP) and 89% of the world's population.
It analyses the
methods a country uses to equip the people aged 15-24 with skills for the