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This report presents a historic opportunity to invest in human capital by improving access to health, protection, education, and meaningful engagement – enhancing the prospects for productive employment, and increased income per capita and thus stimulated growth and wealth generation. But without urgent investments in healthcare, education, employment and opportunities for meaningful engagement, the region risks adding 5 million more children to the 15 million already out of school and an 11 per cent rise in youth unemployment by 2030.