India ranks 35th in 2019 WEFFI list

Highlights:

  • 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
  • WEFFI ranked countries that are based on their abilities to equip students with skill-based education.
  • 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.
  • The 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 Prize Foundation. 
  • 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 future.