Human Development Report of Kuwait 2016

What is the project about?

UNDP-HDR2016-COVER-SP

Kuwait is a high income country with a very high human development rank of (48). Currently however, with a slowing economic growth rate and the recent drop in oil prices, the need has emerged to diversify the economy, privatize economic activities and cut government spending. With high percentages of expatriate workers in Kuwait, there is also a need to create a competitive work force and to empower a highly skilled citizenry with social capital, solid identity and sense of citizenship. Integrated policy analysis I and responses that are supported by a variety of stakeholders are therefore critical to help Kuwait achieve its development objectives in a sustainable manner. Producing a National Human Development Report around a specific theme based on a selected priority development challenge in the country would help achieve that as well as lead to higher awareness and understanding about human development.
The NHDR Kuwait 2016 project overall outcome is "Publicly supported shifts in (theme related) policies, laws and/or positions of policy makers occur in line with human development". This overall outcome will be achieved through the following outputs: 1) Innovative, gender-sensitive knowledge, policy analysis and alternative policy options that promote human development are identified and publicly disseminated 2) Spaces/platforms for dialogue and advocacy on the human development paradigm and policies are established by various stakeholders. Through the various orientations, trainings and committee membership, the project also seeks to build national capacity in understanding of human development, data collection and analysis. The process of development of the report will ensure national ownership and include wide-scale consultations of various stakeholders. It is expected to be completed in one year.

Indicative Project Outputs:

Project Outcome:

Publicly supported shifts in policies, laws and/or positions of policy makers occur in line with HD.
Indicative Project Outputs:
1. Innovative gender-sensitive knowledge, policy analysis and alternative policy options that promote human development are identified and publicly disseminated
2. Spaces/platforms for dialogue and advocacy on the human development paradigm and policies are established by various stakeholders.

Who finances this project?



Government of Kuwait

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