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General secretary of the supreme council for planning and development

General Secretary of the Supreme

Council for Planning and Development

General Framework of the

Development Plan for Kuwait

2010/2011-2013/2014


Presentation layout

Presentation layout

  • General Framework

    • Vision Statement

    • Strategic Objectives

  • Development plan components:

    • Analysis of Present Development Situation

    • Future Development Targets

    • Guiding Polices

  • Legal Requirements

  • Institutional Requirements

  • Follow-up modules


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Pillars of the Development 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

1

Recovering 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

The private sector leads to development following stimulating mechanisms

Six Strategic Objectives

Enhancing the Islamic and Arabic Identity

Efficient government administration

Developing population policies to support development


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Increasing GDP and raising citizens livelihood

First Goal:

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 in their activities and integration with large projects

  • 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 and efficient sustainability within the State

  • 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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Sixth Goal:

Enhancing the Islamic and Arabic Identity

  • This goal highlights the Kuwaiti society adheres to its Islamic Identity and the traditions of the Arabic culture. This is consistent with what is stated in the explanatory memorandum in Article 2 of the Kuwaiti Constitution.


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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

2002

2005

2006

2007

3%

10.6%

5.2%

4.4%

2

  • 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

2007

2002

32%

37%

Three Main Sectors

Transformative Industries

finance and insurance and transport, communications and telecommunications

9%

47%

2007

2002

Weak share of the private sector in total investments

2002-2007

44%

42%

40%

4

Inflation

Inflation Rate

2008

2007

2006

2005

2002

10%

5.5%

3.1%

4.1%

1%


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  • DIVERSIFYING PRODUCTION BASE

5-1

Financial sector

Avg % of GDP 2002-2007

17%

Avg % of Annual Growth 2002-2007

25%

5-2

Commercial sector

8.5%

Avg % of GDP 2002-2007

90%

Avg % of Annual Growth 2002-2007

5-3

Oil sector

Avg % of GDP 2002-2007

48.1%

Avg % of Annual Growth 2002-2007

30%

5-4

Industrial sector

87.6%

Avg % of GDP 2002-2007

54.2%

Avg % of Annual Growth 2002-2007


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  • INFRASTRUCTURE

6-1

Electricity and water

average annual growth rate of the electricity and water 2002-2007

6%

2007

Avg Ann Grth

electricity power production (36MM kilowatt )

2002

49

6.1%

36

2007

composed capacity for water production

2002

417

316

6-2

Transport and communications

contribution to GDP 2002-2007

6%

Avg % of Annual Growth 2002-2007

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

The national labor force is focus in the public sector (83% in the public sector, 17% in the private sector).

The direction of the occupational distribution of the national labor force towards concentration in non-scientific and technical occupations.

Low-level of vocational and educational level in the composition of expatriates (53.9% with no qualifications).

Concentration of expatriate labor force in the category of marginal employment (55.2% in the year 2008).

Lack of legislation incentives for the Kuwaiti labor force to work in the private sector.

Lack of legislation that contribute to the support and promotion of small enterprises.


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Second: Human Resources and Social Development

1

Demographics and labor market

1-1

  • Demographic

Table (1) Development of Population in Kuwait 2002 – 2008

1-2

  • Labor Market

2.09

Total Labor Force 2008 (million)

4.3%

Average growth rate of Kuwaiti labor force during 2002-2008

21,000

Average annual new national labor entrants to labor market


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Education and Training: 2-1 Basic Education

Table (2): Some indicators of basic education between 2005 and 2007


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2-2

Higher Education

Table (3): Some indicators of higher education in 2006/2007


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Public Health

Some Primary Health Indicators in the State of Kuwait


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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

6

  • Housing Care

    • 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.

    • The need to identify additional sources of financing for the activity of housing care.

    • The poor private sector participation in the activity of providing housing alternatives.

    • 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

    • Inflation in the public service with overlapping functions which negatively impacted the investment and business environment.

    • 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 Development Plan


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First: Economic Policies

  • Economic Growth Policies

    • Enhancing the opportunities and areas of macro-economic sustainable growth

    • Decreasing the dominance of the oil sector in the national economy

    • 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

  • 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

4-1

Policies for transition to financial and trade center (financial sector)

  • 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 bankingbusiness,

  • 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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4-2

Policies of transition to a financial and trade center (trade sector)

  • 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.

4-3

Policies for the development of the oil sector performance

  • 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

    • Significant changes in the structure of industrial output and raising the proportion of its contribution to the GDP

    • Increasing the contribution of the private sector in the national industrial investment .

    • Restructuring the industrial sector,

    • Removing regulatory and administrative restrictions that prevent the accomplishment of the national objectives for industry.

    • Attention to industries with high added value and advanced technology.

    • Expansion of opportunities and areas of domestic investment in industry.

  • (4-5) Agriculture sector policies

    • Significant changes in the growth rates of agricultural output .

    • Encouraging investment in various agricultural areas (plant - animal – fish-landscaping) and giving a greater role to the private sector.

    • The creation of national cadres specialized in all areas of agriculture.

    • Establishment of a geographic information system for agricultural plots.

    • 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

      • Increasing the production of electric power to meet the growing needs of various sectors.

      • Allowing the implementation of several projects of electricity and water to the private sector.

      • Increasing the production of water distillation plants

      • Implementation of the project to link the electricity grids among the GCC countries.

      • Preservation of the environment and addressing the pollution through the rationalization of consumption, towards the application of the consumer segmentation system.

      • Use of the latest technologies to generate electricity and water production, using new and renewable energy alternatives.

      • 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.

      • 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

      • Improving road, sea and air networks .

      • Increasing the contribution of the private sector in the transportation sector.

      • 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.

      • Revitalization of the maritime shipping and upgrading its infrastructure.

      • Regulating the air transport market and developing the infrastructure of the Kuwait International Airport .

      • 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.

      • Development and modernization of land and sea transport services.


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    • Public Finance Policies

      • Achieving efficiency in the allocation of resources to rationalize public spending,

      • Significant changes in the growth rates and structure of public revenue and increasing the expected growth rate of the non-oil income

      • Development of a more comprehensive and broader regulatory vision to oversight on the efficiency of expenditure and protection of public funds.

      • Application of programs and performance budgeting in various government agencies gradually.

      • 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

    • 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.

  • 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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      • Increasing the percentage of the Kuwaiti population contribution to the economic activity, both males and females.

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    • 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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    • 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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    • 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 multi-purpose 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

      • Restructuring government agencies and reducing their size.

      • Development, control and reduction of organizational structures in the government sector.

      • Enhancing the quality of performance and ways of providing public services and business services sector.

      • The development of business services in government agencies and support of the investment environment.

      • Studying the privatization of some government services, or assign some of the private sector management.

      • Completion of e-government projects and the development of existing ones.

      • Linking information systems in the government sector through the information network of Kuwait.

      • Development of leadership in the public sector to improve efficiency.

      • Activation and development of legislative frameworks and institutional mechanisms to combat corruption and promote transparency.

      • The issuance of the Anti-Corruption Act and the establishment of an anti-corruption authority.

      • Strengthening the role of civil society organizations in the area of transparency and anti-corruption.


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    Planning and Statistic Policies

    • Supporting the planning and development activity through the establishment of specialized institute for the planning and preparation of statistical and qualitative studies.

    • Activating the function of planning in government institutions and the culture of planning.

    • The establishment of planning units in government agencies, strengthening the capacity of strategic planning.

    • Attention to the follow-up of the plans and programs activity and stimulate it as a development activity.

    • Supporting the participation of citizens in dealing with issues of development.

    • The development of national statistical activity, to support development efforts.

    • Conducting the general census of population and housing in 2010, according to the latest methods and tools.

    • Development of data banks and statistical services.

    • Development of statistical indicators in a number of important areas.

    • Building various economic databases and indicators to be accessible

    • Development of statistical services in the civil information system and the completion of the stages of the smart card.

    • Dissemination of statistical information periodically on the Internet for users.


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    Information Policies

    • Restructuring the information and communication sectors legislatively and institutionally.

    • Completion of the institutional development of the communications and information sector and the establishment of the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission and Post Entity.

    • Developing and upgrading the infrastructure of communication and information.

    • Completing the liberalization of the telecommunications sector by privatizing some its services.

    • Expansion of attention to information security and information disaster and crisis management.

    • Completing the development needs of the information society through the preparation of studies and reports.

    • Upgrading workers in the field of information and communication.

    • Dissemination of information culture and its applications in the community.


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    Part Four

    Targets of the

    Development Plan


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    (1) Economic Targets

    Table (6): Targets of product and investment growth rate for the Development Plan (2010/2011-2013/2014) in the public and private sectors

    Table (7): Quantitative targets of the Development Plan (2010/2011-2013/2014) in the oil and the non-oil sector


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    Table (8): Quantitative targets of the Development Plan (2010/2011-2013/2014) for government spending growth

    Table (9): Quantitative goals for the transformation of the participation of the private sector by economic activities


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    (2) Human and community development targets

    Table (10): Quantitative targets for some indicators of human and community development


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    Table (10): Quantitative targets for some indicators of human and community development (cont)


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    Table (11): Quantitative targets for residential care during the years of the Development Plan


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    Second: Legislative Requirements of the Plan (Issuance or amendment)

    • (1) Legislative requirements in the economic sector

      • Privatization law

      • Public-private partnership law

      • Law on the Protection of Competition

      • Consumer Protection Law

      • Commercial Companies Law

      • Value Added Tax Law

      • Commercial agencies law

      • The law of public tenders and procurement

      • A law to regulate mergers, acquisitions and consolidation

      • A law to regulate the operations of bankruptcy

      • The law of corporate governance

      • A Law on the establishment of Capital Market Authority

      • A legislation that allows the issuance of government instruments

      • the law of the securitization of conventional and Islamic financing

      • Law on the financial costs and fees for the use of public facilities and services

      • Comprehensive Income Tax Law

      • The law of small projects

      • The Civil Aviation Law

      • Amending the law of State property BOT

      • Amending the insurance laws

      • Amending the Law of Civil and Commercial Procedure


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    (2) In the field of human and community development

    • The law of private sector Labor

    • Ordinance to establish an authority for academic accreditation and quality assurance of education

    • Ordinance for establishing the Supreme Council for Science, Technology and Innovation

    • A comprehensive law to protect the environment

    • The new cooperation law

    • A new law to protect children from violence and exploitation

    • The law for establishing the University of Alshdadia

    • Law with special needs

    • Juvenile Law

    • Mental Health Law

    • Family Care Law

    • Social Security Law

    • Residential Care Law

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    (3) In the field of public administration, planning and information

    • Anti-Corruption Law

    • A new law for planning

    • The law of electronic commerce and transactions

    • Electronic signature law

    • A new law for telecommunications

    • The civil service law and system

    • The Law on the Protection of Intellectual Property

    • The law of the right of access to public information

    • The law of conflict of interest

    • Law on the protection of informers Law on financial disclosure


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    Third: Institutional Requirements of the Plan

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    (1) In the economic sector

    • the establishment of the Capital Market Authority

    • the establishment of the Supreme Council of Privatization, within the proposed law framework

    • the establishment of a body to regulate the activities of transport

    • the establishment of a body to regulate the activity of communication

    • the establishment of a body for small and medium-sized projects

    • the establishment of a tax authority

    • the establishment of a consumer protection authority

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    (2) In the area of human and community development

    • the establishment of a specialized center for the application of professional qualifications system

    • the establishment of a national center for evaluation and measurement of basic education

    • the establishment of supreme council for higher education institutions

    • the establishment of the Supreme Council for Science, Technology and Innovation

    • the establishment of a housing fund for women

    • the establishment of a professional center for Occupational Health and Safety

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    (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

    • Supporting the flexibility of the development plan.

    • Detection of deviation from the plan targets and its reasons.

    • Modification and development of the planning database.

    • Direct communication and interaction between the development partners.

    • 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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