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General Secretary for Supreme
Council for Planning and Development
Midrange Development plan
2010/2011-2013/2014
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Pillars of the Midrange Year Plan
Vision and Strategic Objectives
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Vision “Kuwait 2035”
"Transforming Kuwait into a financial and trade
center, attractive to investors, where the private
sector leads the economy, creating competition
and promoting production efficiency, under the
umbrella of enabling government institutions,
which accentuates values, safeguards social
identity, and achieves human resource
development as well as balanced development,
providing adequate infrastructure, advanced
legislation and inspiring business
environment".
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Vision Components
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Re-Invoking the regional pioneering role of the State of Kuwait as a
financial and commercial hub, previously reached through hard work
2
Reviving the central role of the Kuwaiti private sector in driving
development, a role which has already achieved leading Kuwaiti
commercial entrepreneurship in the past
3
Rebuilding important new roles for the state’s institutions to empower
and support work, production, and investment, to ensure the appropriate
infrastructures, legislations, and to create favorable business
environment.
4
Improving regulations and appropriate climate with special focus on
balanced human development while instilling social values, preserving
Kuwaiti identity, empower citizens achieving social justice and
improving quality of life.
5
Strengthening democratic system based on respecting and abiding by
the Constitution to maintain justice, political participation and freedom
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DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC GOALS UNTIL 2035
Increasing GDP
and raising
citizens
livelihood
Supporting
human and
social
development
Efficient
government
administration
The private sector
leads to
development
following
stimulating
mechanisms
Five Strategic
Objectives
Developing
population
policies to
support
development
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First Goal:
Increasing GDP and raising citizens livelihood
Increasing non-oil growth to improve citizens livelihood
Diversification of production base from the financial, commercial and
services sectors - without neglecting other sectors
strengthening financial institutions competitiveness, diversifying
investment and financial instruments of the capital market,
Improving oil sector performance and increasing its interrelations in the
national economy - particularly the petrochemical and technology
industries of high added value
reforming and developing general budget structure to promote non-oil
deficit reduction
maintain economic stability and justice in the distribution of national
income
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Second Goal:
The private sector leads to development following
stimulating mechanisms
diversification of ownership structure in economic activities
strengthening middle classes productive role in supporting
economic development
efficient partnership between public and private sectors and
privitization
providing the appropriate land for private sector
All administrative and regulatory obstacles in the business
environment should be either limited or removed
supporting SMEs and achieving diversification
activities and integration with large projects
in their
creating the appropriate environment to attract foreign
direct and indirect investments
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Third Goal:
Supporting Human and Social Development
Developing education and training systems
Scientific research that contributes to developing all
development sectors
Developing health services and improving their
competences benchmarked against international
standards
Developing social care and development systems and
stressing on women empowerment and youth care
Ensuring environment regulations
sustainability within the state
and
efficient
Development of housing care, cultural, media and
religious affairs services
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Fourth Goal:
Developing population policies to support
development
Improving the population structure
Quality shift in the local labor market structure
through modern professional methods and skills to
improve workforce in both public and private sectors
National workforce development, rehabilitation and
training issues to support development with trained
national cadres
Improving the quality and productivity of foreign
labor by applying various mechanisms and legislations
Maintaining the reputation of the state of kuwait on
the international scene as a defender of human rights
committed to relevant international pacts.
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Fifth Goal:
Efficient and Effective Government Administration
Consolidate and enforce mechanisms of efficient management of
development by stressing on and instilling transparency,
accountability and integrity concepts in society and economy
Restructuring institutionally, organizationally and electronically
government agencies in order to improve public and business
services,
Re-activation of the planning function at all levels and timelines in
society and state bodies
Modernizing statistics activity and civil information system to support
development and decision-making processes in all areas
Providing and supporting the basic needs to building an information
society within the state.
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Part Two
Present Development
Situation Analysis
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Present Developmental Situation
Includes the following:
1
Economic Development
2
Social Development
3
Government Admin, Stat, and Information
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First: Economic Development
1
Economic Growth
Growth of Real GDP
2
2002
2005
2006
2007
%3
%10.6
%5.2
%4.4
IMPACTS OF WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS
The decline in export revenues
The collapse of stock and bonds prices
The decline in performance confidence
The bad impact on growth rates in the national economy
The decline of local banks deposits in foreign currencies abroad
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Private sector Role
Private sector share
in GDP
Three Main Sectors
Weak share of the
private sector in total
investments
4
2007
2002
%32
%37
Transformative
Industries
finance and insurance and transport,
communications and telecommunications
%9
%47
2007-2002
2007
2002
%44
%42
%40
Inflation
Inflation Rate
2008
2007
2006
2005
2002
%10
%5.5
%3.1
%4.1
%1
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1-5
2-5
3-5
DIVERSIFYING PRODUCTION BASE
Financial sector
Avg % of GDP 2007-2002
%17
Avg % of Annual Growth 2007-2002
%25
Commercial sector
Avg % of GDP 2007-2002
%8.5
Avg % of Annual Growth 2007-2002
%90
Oil sector
Avg % of GDP 2007-2002
Avg % of Annual Growth 2007-2002
4-5
%48.1
%30
Industrial sector
Avg % of OIL sector of all industrial output 2007-2002
%87.6
Avg % of Annual Growth 2007-2002
%54.2
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INFRASTRUCTURE
1-6
Electricity and water
average annual growth rate of the electricity and
water 2007-2002
electricity power production (36MM kilowatt )
composed capacity for water production
2-6
%6
2002
2007
Avg Ann
Grth
36
49
%6.1
2002
2007
316
417
Transport and communications
contribution to GDP 2007-2002
%6
Avg % of Annual Growth 2007-2002
%30
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Public Finance
Large financial surplus after
taking into account the
reserve for future
generations (million KD).
Annual Avg
2003/02
2008/07
3,285
670
7,422
Percentage of oil revenue from total public revenues
(2002/2003 – 2007/2008).
%91.5
Major Challenges in the Kuwait Labor Market
1. The national labor force is focus in the public sector (83% in the public sector, 17%
in the private sector).
2. The direction of the occupational distribution of the national labor force towards
concentration in non-scientific and technical occupations.
3. Low-level of vocational and educational level in the composition of expatriates
(53.9% with no qualifications).
4. Concentration of expatriate labor force in the category of marginal employment
(55.2% in the year 2008).
5. Lack of legislation incentives for the Kuwaiti labor force to work in the private sector.
6. Lack of legislation that contribute to the support and promotion of small enterprises.
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Second: Human Resources and Social Development
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Demographics and labor market
1-1
Demographic
Table (1) Development of Population in Kuwait 2002 – 2008
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
Total Population
2.420
2.547
2.754
2.991
3.183
3.310
3.443
(%) Kuwaitis
37.43
36.77
35.65
33.95
33.03
31.21
31.44
(%) Non-Kuwaiti s
62.57
63.23
64.35
66.05
66.97
68.79
68.56
2-1
Labor Market
Total Labor Force 2008 (million)
2.09
Average growth rate of Kuwaiti labor force during 2002-2008
%4.3
Average annual new national labor entrants to labor market
21,000
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Education and Training: 2-1 Basic Education
Table (2): Some indicators of basic education between 2005 and 2007
Index
The rank of the State of Kuwait in the
TIMSS tests in 2007 among 36 states
Sciences
Mathematics
31
34
The rank of the State of Kuwait in the TIMSS tests in 2007 among 36 states
43
The rank of the State of Kuwait Pearls PIRLS tests in 2006 among 45 states
%81
Measurement of job satisfaction for teachers in 2005: the fourth grade teachers who do not
feel satisfied with the job (more than 15 years of experience)
%83
Index
Attainment levels for students of government schools in
2006 (fourth grade)
Index
Attainment levels for students
of government schools (eighth
grade) *
The average number of study
hours per year (hours)
Males
Females
%48
%58
Secondary
Middle
Primary
%14.1
% 6.3
% 1.4
525
565
576
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2-2
Higher Education
Table (3): Some indicators of higher education in 2006/2007
Index
Cost per 2005/2006KD per student
Student
Secondary
Middle
Primary
Kindergarten
1,738
1,641
1,359
2,100
Index
Index value
The percentage of students who are studying applied studies in 2006/2007
%26
The percentage of students who have completed their studies without repetition in the Public
Authority for Applied Education and Training in 2006/2007
The percentage of dropouts in the institutes of the Public Authority for Applied Education in
2006
%40
Index
Average rates of admissions at the university in the last
five years (without the Women's College)
Average rates of graduates from the university in the last
five years (without the Women's College)
%27
Theoretical Literary Colleges
Occupational
Literary
Colleges
Science colleges
%28
%30
%39
%32
%41
%27
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Public Health
Some Primary Health Indicators in the State of Kuwait
Global index (average
2000-2007) *
Index value
1.1
2.02
The number of doctors per 1000 persons of the population (2007)
0.2
0.52
The number of dentists per 1000 persons of the population (2007)
2.9
0.87
The number of nurses per 1000 persons of the population (2007)
2.5
1.83
The number of beds per 1000 of population (2007)
90
91.3
The percentage of infants who are born per 1000 births weighing less than
2500 grams (total) (2007)
Dentist
Pediatric
General
practitioner
60
114
326
Escorts
Patients
5,971
3,819
Index
Index
Daily average number of visits to the health-care centers (2006)
Index
The number of patients for treatment abroad and escorts (2007)
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Environment
Marine Environment
•Increase in concentration of heavy metals in the waters of the Gulf
•Lack of quantities of dissolved oxygen in the water, which affects the growth of aquatic plants, and the
growth and reproduction of aquatic life.
•Marine coasts suffer from flagrant abuses that adversely affect the balance in the biosphere.
Desert Environment
•Increasing rates of desertification and violations.
•The leakage of oil from the bottom of the oil lakes resulted in the pollution of about 30
million cubic meters of aquifer.
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Social Welfare and Development
Index
The number of families benefiting from social
assistance
The percentage of children benefiting from
children clubs in 2007
The percentage of elderly benefiting from
mobile services in 2007
The total number of beneficiaries of the Family
Care in 2007
The total number of beneficiaries of the services
for the disabled
The average number of young people (in the
age group 14-25 years old), for each sports
arena or youth club (person per club)
6
Index value
21,653
Females for the age
group 4-16
%1
Males for the age
group 4-10 years
%20
%4.8
711
657
72,720
Housing Care
1.The increased backlog of applications and the length of the
waiting period. The number of requests reached about 86,818
applications until March 31, 2009.
2.The need to identify additional sources of financing for the
activity of housing care.
3.The poor private sector participation in the activity of
providing housing alternatives.
4.The need to review the operational policies, tools and roles in
the provision of housing care
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Third: Public Administration, Planning and Information
Public Administration
1.Inflation in the public service with overlapping functions which negatively
impacted the investment and business environment.
2.Retreat of Kuwait on the Transparency International index.
Planning
•Absence of regularity of the planning function in the State over more than two
decades, which was not conducive to the culture of planning in the society.
•The obsolescence of the planning legislative framework.
•Challenges facing the development of national statistics data base.
Information
•Information society is facing significant challenges regarding the need to
modernize the legislative framework (e-commerce – Intellectual property).
•Modernization of technological and institutional infrastructure, and the
development of employment information services.
•The development of the investment and business environment, and the
dissemination of culture and information applications in the community.
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Part Three
Policies of the
Midrange
Development Plan
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First: Economic Policies
•Economic Growth Policies
1.Enhancing the opportunities and areas of macro-economic
sustainable growth
2.Decreasing the dominance of the oil sector in the national
economy
3.Reducing the imbalance in the relationship between current
consumption and capital formation
•Policies for addressing the impact of the global financial crisis
•Revitalization of the economic activity in the State, through the
enhancement of the public expenditure rates
•Developing and amending a number of laws and legislations that
establish more stability and transparency.
•Providing the liquidity necessary to raise the rates of economic
growth in the society.
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Policies for supporting and expanding the role of the private
sector
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•Restructuring the role played by the State so as to allow more of the private sector to
play the primary role.
•Limiting the role of the State to ensure the proper functioning of the economic system,
through the tasks of regulation, oversight, follow-up.
•Motivating and encouraging the growth of the private sector to exercise a greater role in
economic and social development.
•Adopting the economic reform approach based mainly on the partnership of the private
and public sector and the principle of privatizing many of the government agencies and
public institutions.
•Outsourcing some major projects in full or in partnership with the private sector.
•Adoption of various forms of cooperation between public and private sectors and in
particular the (BOT).
• Stimulating the private sector to implement a number of government projects..
•The issuance of the necessary legislation to create a better business environment for
the private business sector and individual initiatives.
•Supporting small and medium-size enterprises diversity in their activities and integrate
them with the major projects.
•Ensure that the national labor is not affected in the projects that will be transferred to the
private sector.
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Policies for diversifying the production base
Policies for transition to financial and trade center (financial sector)
1-4
•Improving organizational status for financial investment in Kuwait
•Strengthening the role of Central Bank as the regulatory and
supervisory body over financial and banking system.
•Promoting the principles of good governance in the banking business,
•Improving the regulatory environment and ensuring the transparency of
the legislative and judicial system.
•Follow-up on the commitment of the banking and financial system in
terms of operating according to international standards.
•Strengthening the financial reserves, and devoting the relative stability
of the exchange rate of the Kuwaiti dinar.
Modernization of the regulatory and oversight environment of Kuwait
Stock Exchange.
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Policies of transition to a financial and trade center (trade sector)
2-4
•Significant changes in the structure of output of trade and increasing the rate of contribution to GDP,.
•Create an administrative, regulatory and legal environment in the private sector, with the provision of
facilities, services and investment incentives
•Developing infrastructure supporting the trade sector, both internal and external,
•Development and modernization of road transport services and increasing the road network.
•Facilitating the re-export procedures and encouraging transit trade
•Opening all areas of business activities for job seekers in the local market to reduce the phenomenon of
monopoly
•The gradual withdrawal of government from direct contribution to economic activities and reducing the
dominance of the state over land ownership.
•Increasing awareness among citizens and residents to promote the concepts of integrity and transparency.
Policies for the development of the oil sector performance
3-4
•The continuation of the essential role of the State in the production of crude oil and natural gas,
with the participation of the private sector in the subsequent activities.
•Development of reserves of crude oil and natural gas.
•Increasing production rates of crude oil and natural gas.
•Expansion of refining capacity for crude oil locally.
•Modernization of Fleet to improve the competitiveness of the oil sector in global markets.
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(4-4) Manufacturing policies
i.Significant changes in the structure of industrial output and
raising the proportion of its contribution to the GDP
ii.Increasing the contribution of the private sector in the national
industrial investment .
iii.Restructuring the industrial sector,
iv.Removing regulatory and administrative restrictions that
prevent the accomplishment of the national objectives for industry.
v.Attention to industries with high added value and advanced
technology.
vi.Expansion of opportunities and areas of domestic investment in
industry.
(4-5) Agriculture sector policies
1.Significant changes in the growth rates of agricultural output .
2.Encouraging investment in various agricultural areas (plant animal – fish-landscaping) and giving a greater role to the private
sector.
3.The creation of national cadres specialized in all areas of
agriculture.
4.Establishment of a geographic information system for
agricultural plots.
5.Development and modernization of agricultural marketing
systems and mechanisms in collaboration with the private sector.
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•Infrastructure Development Policies
(5-1) Electricity and water policies
i.Increasing the production of electric power to meet the growing needs
of various sectors.
ii.Allowing the implementation of several projects of electricity and
water to the private sector.
iii.Increasing the production of water distillation plants
iv.Implementation of the project to link the electricity grids among the
GCC countries.
v.Preservation of the environment and addressing the pollution through
the rationalization of consumption, towards the application of the
consumer segmentation system.
vi.Use of the latest technologies to generate electricity and water
production, using new and renewable energy alternatives.
vii.Involvement of the private sector in the activities of electricity and
water sector through the gradual privatization of the power and water
plants and transport and storage.
viii.Promoting the proper use of electricity and water resources through
the development of energy conservation systems and rationing of
consumption,
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(5-2) Transportation Policies
i.Improving road, sea and air networks .
ii.Increasing the contribution of the private sector in the
transportation sector.
iii.Raising the efficiency of road transport network by increasing
road network (addition of about 1200 linear kilometers of paved
highways and internal roads), the establishment and maintenance
of rail and subway.
iv.Revitalization of the maritime shipping and upgrading its
infrastructure.
v.Regulating the air transport market and developing the
infrastructure of the Kuwait International Airport .
vi.Continue to involve the private sector in providing services
related to air transport, and the privatization of some related
activities, as well as the activities of maritime and land
transportation.
vii.Development and modernization of land and sea transport
services.
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•Public Finance Policies
i.Achieving efficiency in the allocation of resources to rationalize
public spending,
ii.Significant changes in the growth rates and structure of public
revenue and increasing the expected growth rate of the non-oil
income
iii.Development of a more comprehensive and broader regulatory
vision to oversight on the efficiency of expenditure and
protection of public funds.
iv.Application of programs and performance budgeting in
various government agencies gradually.
v.Supporting efforts and initiatives of economic cooperation
within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council.
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Second: Human Resources and
Social Development Policies
1.Demographic Policies
•Increasing the ratio of the Kuwaiti population to total population.
•Stability of the expatriate population during the plan period and
the reduction of marginal labor.
2.Labor Market Policies:
•Adopting the principle of scientific planning of the workforce
•Improving the environment and working conditions in the private
sector and replacing the sponsor system
•Amending the labor legislation to achieve more job opportunities
for the National Labor Force
•Increasing the total national labor percentage of the labor
market.
•Increasing employment opportunities for the national labor force
in the private sector.
•Decreasing the ratio of employment in the public sector to total
population.
•Increasing the growth rates of employment in the private sector.
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•(cont)
•Increasing the percentage of the Kuwaiti population
contribution to the economic activity, both males and females.
.
•Developing and upgrading the capacities of national labor to
work in the private sector.
•Reducing labor-intensive economic activities, and promoting
capital-intensive economic activities.
•Raising the labor productivity in the state through the
application of Kuwait vocational qualifications system.
•Supporting small and medium-size enterprises.
•Stop the recruitment of foreign workers in the public sector,
except in rare specialties.
•Developing mechanisms for recruitment and regulating the
foreign labor residence.
•Improving the image of the State of Kuwait for human rights.
•Addressing the phenomenon of illegal expatriates.
•Setting regulation for recruitment and deployment of domestic
workers.
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1.Basic Education Policies
•The reformulation of policies in the educational system at all levels.
•Instilling positive perceptions in students, such as citizenship and loyalty, and
developing skills of free and creative thinking.
•Integration of policies and mechanisms for the education system.
•Establishment of an independent national center for evaluation and measurement
of all grades of basic education.
•Activating the role of the Supreme Council for education in the development of
basic education and its bodies.
•Motivating students into basic sciences (natural sciences, mathematics and
languages).
•Developing a testing system to evaluate the methods of teaching and
measurement to increase the performance levels of the educational process.
•Increasing the length of the duration of the educational process in different
stages of basic education.
•Setting objective foundations for the selection and promotion of teachers.
•Providing requirements for quality management systems for educational
institutions.
•Improving the school environment in general (class and extra-curricular), making
it an attractive environment for students.
•Gradual privatization of public schools within the privatization project.
•Participation of the private sector in the management and the rebuilding of a
number of old schools of the Ministry of Education.
•Continuous assessment for private schools in terms of curriculum, teachers and
facilities.
•Providing the land necessary for private sector to invest in education.
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1.Higher Education Policies
•Achieving congruence between the output of university education and
the goals of the strategic vision of the State of Kuwait.
•Promotion of scientific and technical capabilities among the
graduates.
•Achieving balance between the rates of admissions and graduates in
various disciplines.
•Reducing the average stay in literature colleges with high failure
rates.
•Ongoing evaluation of academic programs at universities, updated in
accordance with global regulations.
•Increasing the allocation of expenditure on scientific research and
directing research policies to serve the requirements of development.
•Organizing research initiatives of the Academic staff in the framework
of research plans linked to national policy for scientific research .
•Revisiting and planning for the establishment of independent
universities in areas of Kuwait, in addition to the new Kuwait University
campus in Alshdadia
•Entrusting the task of planning and supervision of higher education to
a Supreme Council for Higher Education, instead of Kuwait University
Council.
•Diversifying university education and its institutions.
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•Promoting cooperation with international academic institutions and
renowned international universities.
•Developing new disciplines in the Public Authority for Applied
Education and Training.
•Development of teaching processes and training within the Public
Authority for Applied Education and Training.
•Restructuring education programs and teaching methods in the
faculties of Public Authority for Applied Education and Training.
•Increasing the percentage of students of the Public Authority for
Applied Education and Training in applied sciences.
•Stimulating the private universities through grants and internal
scholarships and the provision of land and construction of proper
facilities.
•Assessing private universities and colleges through a
comprehensive evaluation in terms of curricula, programs,
professors and facilities.
•Establishing the Higher Council for Higher Education Insititutions
(private and public) to plan, coordinate, mange quality and set
policies.
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5- Scientific Research Policies
•Increasing attention to and use of scientific research as one of the economic pillars
of social and knowledge development.
•Establishing a supreme council for science, technology and innovation based on the
formulation of a long-term national policy and strategic planning.
•Increasing financial support for research and development activities in the State.
•Strengthening the relationship between scientific research institutions and
production and services sectors in the State, and the private sector.
•Establishment of centers of excellence for research at the state level in the areas of
national development priority.
•Establishment of specialized units in the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, to
support the cooperation with the private sector and the production and services
sectors.
•The recruitment and marketing of scientific research output in the production and
services sectors in the State.
•Supporting the development efforts of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.
•The development of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.
• Developing the research efforts of the Kuwait University through pivotal projects.
•Strengthening channels of cooperation and effective partnerships between research
institutions.
•Promoting international scientific cooperation of national research and educational
institutions, and advanced scientific research centers abroad.
•Deepening and the dissemination of constructive scientific culture and scientific
practices and the development of innovation in society
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6- Public Health Policies
•Development of the absorptive capacity of the health care facilities in
hospitals and primary health-care centers.
•Doubling the number of beds through the construction of hospitals and
hospital supplements.
•Developing and upgrading the quality of health services in primary health
care centers.
•The development of dental services, by increasing the number of clinics.
•Refurbishing and increasing the capacity of medical laboratories.
•Upgrading nursing services by increasing ratio of nurses to doctors.
•Developing the health care quality through the application of international
accreditation.
•Developing an integrated system of health care insurance for the State of
Kuwait covering citizens and residents.
•The development of the medical treatment abroad and rationalizing its
costs.
•Separating the Kuwaitis from expatriates in hospitals and specialized
centers.
•Supporting the role of the private health sector and prepare it to assume
responsibilities
•Creating competitiveness in the field of health care through the provision
of facilities to the private sector by providing doctors and medical staff.
•Privatizing the management of some hospitals and primary health care
centers.
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•Environmental Policies
•Building an integrated system for the protection of the environment
in the State.
•Issuing a comprehensive environment law that provides national
controls for environment protection.
•Meeting all environmental requirements for permitted levels of
pollution.
•Integrated management of air quality and reducing health and
development risks of pollutants,.
•Protection of the marine environment and assist in the rehabilitation
of its systems.
•Protection of land resources and soil and the reduction of
desertification and conservation of the biosphere of the components
of wildlife.
•Developing systems to protect industrial areas from the effects of
industrial pollution.
•The protection of biodiversity and support and encourage the
construction of natural reserves
•The development of secure system for the management of solid
and liquid hazardous waste
•Encourage recycling of waste .
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•Social Welfare and Development Policies
•Supporting and developing the social safety net mechanisms.
•Development of the concept of social assistance by preparing those who are
able to work so that they can be independent.
•Requiring the cooperatives of annual earnings level of a maximum of 7%.
•Raising the ceiling of the salary subject to social insurance, and increase
supplementary pension limits.
•The development of the welfare policies of the socially sensitive groups children, the elderly, juveniles and delinquents and of unknown parentage.
•The provision of care and healthy environment for all children.
•Setting health controls on the manufacture and importation of children foods.
•Protecting children from exploitation and violence through the enactment of a
special law.
•Promotion of works of art and high culture aimed to improve the child and the
development of talents and refinement.
•Providing specialized services for the elderly.
•Following the appropriate means and mechanisms to change the concept of
care for the disabled to the concept of involvement.
•Care of disabled persons and protection of their interests.
•Development of civil society and raising its efficiency.
•Educating young people about the importance of volunteer work.
•Supporting systems of justice and the rule of law in society with full respect for
the Constitution, and the development of parallel systems of litigation.
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•Women and Youth Policies
•Push for more community empowerment for women in
Kuwait.
•The development of an institutional mechanism to follow up
on women issues and monitor the progress and failures.
•Contributing in providing housing care for some groups of
women.
•Reviewing all legislation for the Liberation of Women from
the articles that are discriminated against her.
•Greater efforts to be directed towards the empowerment of
young people in the Kuwaiti society.
•Development of the concept of the current youth centers and
sports clubs.
•Supporting the student activities and sponsoring its
organizations and the development community-based
initiatives.
•Encouraging young people to establish civil and multipurpose youth organizations.
•Protecting young people from the dangers of drugs abuse
and amphetamine. \
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•Art and Culture Policies
•Encouraging literary and artistic creativity and dissemination of
high culture in society.
•Rebuilding and restoration of cultural status in the country to
commemorate the long heritage of Kuwait.
•Freeing the intellectual, creative and innovative thinking in the
community through overcoming all obstacles to more media
freedoms.
•Sponsoring the product of culture, art, and literature, and
development of the means of exhibition.
•Sponsoring the talented artists, musicians, writers.
•The revival of hobbies and talents in basic education (such as
music, painting, theater, writing and other hobbies).
•Renouncing the ideas of extremism and fanaticism through the
work to uphold the ideology of moderation.
•Attention to public libraries with the latest requirements.
•Raising the profile of the various museums (national, historical,
artistic and scientific)
•Promotion of works of art to raise the culture of children and the
development and refining of their talents.
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•Housing Care Policies
•Reducing the waiting period for housing care beneficiaries
through the provision of the requirements for the implementation
and accelerate delivery of housing units.
•The provision of land for the implementation of housing projects.
•Proceeding with the construction of planned new cities in
cooperation with the private sector.
•Addressing the funding of residential care, through the
diversification of the financial resources.
•Development of financial resources for the SCB to be able to
implement its program of real estate lending.
•Expanding the role of the private sector in financing and
implementing of residential care plans.
•Amending Act 27 of 1995 on the participation of the private
sector.
•Amending Act No. 7 of 2008 on State property.
•Developing the concept and philosophy of housing care to
reduce the number of applications for residential care.
•The provision of new housing alternatives and move toward
changing the pattern of horizontal expansion of the housing
projects.
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Third: Public Administration, Planning,
and Information Policies
•Policies of Public Administration, Transparency and Accountability
i.Restructuring government agencies and reducing their size.
ii.Development, control and reduction of organizational structures in the
government sector.
iii.Enhancing the quality of performance and ways of providing public
services and business services sector.
iv.The development of business services in government agencies and
support of the investment environment.
v.Studying the privatization of some government services, or assign
some of the private sector management.
vi.Completion of e-government projects and the development of existing
ones.
vii.Linking information systems in the government sector through the
information network of Kuwait.
viii.Development of leadership in the public sector to improve efficiency.
ix.Activation and development of legislative frameworks and institutional
mechanisms to combat corruption and promote transparency.
x.The issuance of the Anti-Corruption Act and the establishment of an
anti-corruption authority.
xi.Strengthening the role of civil society organizations in the area of
transparency and anti-corruption.
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Planning and Statistic Policies
2
i.Supporting the planning and development activity through the
establishment of specialized institute for the planning and preparation of
statistical and qualitative studies.
ii.Activating the function of planning in government institutions and the
culture of planning.
iii.The establishment of planning units in government agencies,
strengthening the capacity of strategic planning.
iv.Attention to the follow-up of the plans and programs activity and stimulate
it as a development activity.
v.Supporting the participation of citizens in dealing with issues of
development.
vi.The development of national statistical activity, to support development
efforts.
vii.Conducting the general census of population and housing in 2010,
according to the latest methods and tools.
viii.Development of data banks and statistical services.
ix.Development of statistical indicators in a number of important areas.
x.Building various economic databases and indicators to be accessible
xi.Development of statistical services in the civil information system and the
completion of the stages of the smart card.
xii.Dissemination of statistical information periodically on the Internet for
users.
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Information Policies
3
i.Restructuring the information and communication sectors
legislatively and institutionally.
ii.Completion of the institutional development of the communications
and information sector and the establishment of the
Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and Post Entity.
iii.Developing and upgrading the infrastructure of communication
and information.
iv.Completing the liberalization of the telecommunications sector by
privatizing some its services.
v.Expansion of attention to information security and information
disaster and crisis management.
vi.Completing the development needs of the information society
through the preparation of studies and reports.
vii.Upgrading workers in the field of information and communication.
viii.Dissemination of information culture and its applications in the
community.
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Part Four:
Targets of the
Midrange Plan
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(1) Economic Targets
Table (6): Targets of product and investment growth rate for the Midrange plan in the public and
private sectors
Public Sector
(Oil) 1
Statement
The annual growth rate of real gross domestic product
The average annual value of investments (million KD)
2
Public Sector
(Non-Oil)
%2.0
1617
%4.4
4
2350
Private
Sector
Total
3
%8.8
%5.1
5
3426
7393
Table (7): Quantitative targets of the in the oil and the non-oil sector
2009/2008
2014/2013
The oil sector share in GDP
%43
%39
The non-oil sector share in GDP
%57
%61
The private sector share in non-oil GDP
%65
%70
The private sector share in total non-oil investment
%40
%65
The average rate of investment to GDP
%18
%23
The average rate of private sector investment to GDP
%4.7
%12.5
The average rate of public sector investment to GDP
%13.4
%10.4
The share of oil revenues in total government revenue
%12
%9.8
Deficit in non-oil budget (billion dinars)
*11
9.2
Statement
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Table (8): Quantitative targets for government spending growth
Statement
08/2009-03/2004
13/2014-08/2009
%12.7
%5.7
Annual growth rate of government spending
Table (9): Quantitative goals for the transformation of the
participation of the private sector by economic activities
Gross Domestic Product
2013/2014
2008/2009
Activities
Public sector
)%(
Private sector
)%(
Public sector
)%(
Private sector
)%(
0
100
0
100
Crude Oil
100
0
100
0
Oil refining and petrochemical
100
0
100
0
5
95
5
95
100
0
73
27
Building and construction
0
100
0
100
Domestic and foreign trade
0
100
0
100
Transport and Communications
28
72
19
81
Finance and insurance
0
100
0
100
Education
94
6
94
6
Health
92
8
85
15
Other services
83
17
79
21
Total non-oil
35
65
30
70
63
37
56
44
Agriculture and fishing
Manufacturing industries
Electricity and water
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(2) Human and community development targets
Table (10): Quantitative targets for some indicators of human and community
development
2009-2008
2014-2013
%31.4
%35
%4.8
%8
15,000
108,000
540,000
8,000
86,000
431,000
%36
%50
576
805
565
718
525
718
The average admissions rate in the practical and technological
university colleges (2003-2008)
%39
%55
The percentage of students of applied studies in the Public
Authority for Applied Education (2007-2008)
%27
%40
2,500
8,000
%0.2
%1.0
Index
Population and demographics
The percentage of the population of Kuwaitis*
Labor Force
Kuwaiti Labor in the private sector (2008)
Average annual number of employed in the government sector
(2003-2008)
Average annual increase in employment (2003-2008)
Total increase in employment (2003-2008) **
Education
Orientations of secondary school students about the scientific study
(2007-2008)
The number of study hours at the primary school (2007-2008)
The number of study hours of for the middle school (2007-2008)
The number of study hours of for the secondary school (2007-2008)
the internal scholarships in private universities (2007-2008)
Spending on scientific research of the GDP (2007-2008)
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Table (10): Quantitative targets for some indicators of human and community development (cont)
Index
Health
New primary health care centers (2007)
The number of dental clinics (2007)
The rate Dentists (persons per dentist) (2007)
Development of health laboratories (number of
laboratories)
The establishment of new health laboratories
The rate of nursing service (nurse per doctor) (2007)
Rate of beds per thousand people (2007)
Health insurance coverage rate for citizens and
residents (2007)
Social care and development
Increases in supplementary pension
The number of children clubs (2007)
The number of mobile care teams for the elderly
(2007)
The number of sheltered workshops for the disabled
2009-2008
2014-2013
194
3,000
34
300
1,000
75
2
1.83
48
4
3
%100
9
%67
19
6
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Table (11): Quantitative targets for residential care during the years of the Midrange plan
Statement
Total lots
Total houses
Total flats
Total
09/2010
10/2011
11/2012
12/2013
13/2014
Total during the
years of the plan
0
1,014
12,300
15,885
3,000
32,199
652
0
1,470
3,289
7,242
12,653
0
0
0
1,185
2,080
3,265
652
1,014
13,770
20,395
12,322
48,117
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Second: Legislative Requirements of the Plan
(Issuance or amendment)
(1) Legislative requirements in the economic sector
1.Privatization law
2.Public-private partnership law
3.Law on the Protection of Competition
4.Consumer Protection Law
5.Commercial Companies Law
6.Value Added Tax Law
7.Commercial agencies law
8.The law of public tenders and procurement
9.A law to regulate mergers, acquisitions and consolidation
10. A law to regulate the operations of bankruptcy
11. The law of corporate governance
12. A Law on the establishment of Capital Market Authority
13. A legislation that allows the issuance of government instruments
14. the law of the securitization of conventional and Islamic financing
15. Law on the financial costs and fees for the use of public facilities and services
16. Comprehensive Income Tax Law
17. The law of small projects
18. The Civil Aviation Law
19. Amending the law of State property BOT
20. Amending the insurance laws
21. Amending the Law of Civil and Commercial Procedure
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(2) In the field of human and community development
1.The law of private sector
Labor
2.Ordinance to establish an
authority for academic
accreditation and quality
assurance of education
3.Ordinance for establishing
the Supreme Council for
Science, Technology and
Innovation
4.A comprehensive law to
protect the environment
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5.The new cooperation law
6.A new law to protect
children from violence and
exploitation
7.The law for establishing the
University of Alshdadia
8.Law with special needs
9.Juvenile Law
10. Mental Health Law
11. Family Care Law
12. Social Security Law
13. Residential Care Law
(3) In the field of public administration, planning and information
1.Anti-Corruption Law
2.A new law for planning
3.The law of electronic commerce and transactions
4.Electronic signature law
5.A new law for telecommunications
6.The civil service law and system
7.The Law on the Protection of Intellectual Property
8.The law of the right of access to public information
9.The law of conflict of interest
10. Law on the protection of informers Law on financial disclosure
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Third: Institutional Requirements of the Plan
(1) In the economic sector
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
of the Capital Market Authority
of the Supreme Council of Privatization, within the proposed law framework
of a body to regulate the activities of transport
of a body to regulate the activity of communication
of a body for small and medium-sized projects
of a tax authority
of a consumer protection authority
(2) In the area of human and community development
•the establishment
system
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
•the establishment
2
of a specialized center for the application of professional qualifications
of a national center for evaluation and measurement of basic education
of supreme council for higher education institutions
of the Supreme Council for Science, Technology and Innovation
of a housing fund for women
of a professional center for Occupational Health and Safety
(3) In the field of public administration, planning and information
•the establishment of an Institute for Planning and Statistics
•the establishment of the Integrity and Transparency Authority
•the establishment of the Postal Service Authority
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Executive Programs and
Construction Projects
Upon the adoption of policies contained in this document by the constitutional
authorities, the government program will be prepared, which will include the
operational programs of the plan with the content of the draft of the development
and improvement of performance and construction projects. As well as a set of
leading projects that involves government agencies in the delivery and
supervision in collaboration with the private sector, giving priority for those
projects according to their contribution to the achievement of the policy contained
in this document.
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Follow-up and Evaluation Requirements and Procedures
1.Supporting the flexibility of the development plan.
2.Detection of deviation from the plan targets and its reasons.
3.Modification and development of the planning database.
4.Direct communication and interaction between the development
partners.
5.Supporting the mutual understanding between the executive and
legislative branches.
The plan provides a proposal for the establishment of a system for
planning follow-up consisting of:
•The Supreme Steering Committee of the system
•Coordinator of the work teams of the Committee.
Follow-up and reports are submitted periodically to the Chairman of the
Supreme Steering Committee, the Council of Ministers, the Supreme
Council for Planning and Development, and all the government agencies
involved in the implementation of policies, programs and projects. In
addition to other relevant bodies as required by the Chairman of the
Supreme Steering Committee.
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