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Kuwait mid-range Development Plan 2015/2016 2019/2020.

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Abstract
This mid-range plan is a nationwide multi-sector document aiming at providing a unified national direction for strategic planning in Kuwait. This, by highlighting the areas that Kuwait needs to focus on, and identifying a set of projects that will have the highest impact on achieving the following Vision: transform 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 identify, and achieve human resource development as well as balanced development, providing adequate infrastructure, advanced legislation, and inspiring business environment. The Vision statement provides guidelines for what Kuwait aspires to achieve by 2035, from which derive five main themes to be achieved, through national development plan, strategic and operational planning, by 2035 as well. The five themes are (i) citizen participation and respect of the law; (ii) effective and transparent government; (iii) prosperous and diversified economy; (iv) nurturing and cohesive nation; and (v) globally relevant and influential player. To achieve the goals, it is needed the support of various institutions across the following seven pillars that represent the means by which the Vision and its themes can be achieved To achieve the goals, it is needed the support of various institutions across the following seven pillars that represent the means by which the Vision and its themes can be achieved (i) Administration; (ii) Economy; (iii) Infrastructure; (iv) Living environment; (v) Healthcare; (vi) Education and human capital; and (vii) International positioning. The mid-range plan is a dynamic document and it is updated annually to show progress against the vision and reflect the latest projects.
To make fisheries more productive and sustainable, the Plan aims at introducing environmental standards which outlaw over exploitation of fish stock.
To increase the resilience of livelihoods to disasters, main envisaged interventions are directed to (i) promote use of biofuels and renewable fuels; (ii) reduce electricity usage by restructuring or gradually eliminating subsidies for its use; (iii) minimize water and resource consumption by implementing mandatory sustainability codes; (iv) impose stricter standards and regulation to limit negative impact of water and air pollution on health; (v) reduce level of pollutants from burning fossil fuels by promoting standards that limit household use of fuel and implementing air-conditioning performance standards; (vi) enhance use of clean energy by promoting the adoption of renewables through green taxation and supporting funding of renewable energy development projects.
As for Governance, it is going to be improved through (i) strengthening ethical conduct of public officials; (ii) enhancing government transparency; (iii) improving business setup process; and (iv) developing user-friendly e-government platform.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
2015 - 2020.
Repealed
No
Source language

English

Legislation Amendment
No
Original title
2015/2016- 2019/2020