Kuwait

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Chapter | Health from The Report: Kuwait 2019

Significant improvements in health outcomes have been achieved in Kuwait over the past 20 years, especially in terms of the extension of life expectancy and the reduction of infant mortality rates. The reform of the Kuwaiti health care sector is central to the Kuwait National Development Plan, which is also known as New Kuwait 2035. With a growing population and an increasing incidence of...

Chapter | Retail from The Report: Kuwait 2019

With a strong fiscal base, a high average per capita income and a robust shopping culture, Kuwait looks set to rebound from a period of stagnant growth caused by declining oil prices. While the local retail sector is small compared to larger GCC markets like the UAE and Saudi Arabia, consumers are quickly catching up with their regional peers in their tastes and demand for international food,...

Chapter | Industry from The Report: Kuwait 2019

The non-hydrocarbons industrial sector has long played second fiddle to oil and gas in Kuwait. As the economy pivots towards easing its dependence on hydrocarbons, manufacturing is one of the key sectors the government is looking to further develop. Sector stakeholders are welcoming the increased availability of industrial land, as construction continues in the Al Shadadiya Industrial Zone and...

Chapter | ICT from The Report: Kuwait 2019

With Kuwait’s national strategy focused on establishing the country as a global and regional knowledge and communications hub, ICT development has gained significance in the country’s shift away from an economy based on hydrocarbons. The adoption of 5G technology has been key to achieving these goals, as is the earmarking of financial and human resources to create a wider and deeper IT...

Chapter | Energy & Utilities from The Report: Kuwait 2019

With the sixth-largest proven oil reserves in the world, Kuwait is among the world’s principal hydrocarbons powers. The Gulf country is also one of the top energy sector investors, with a range of mega-projects under way. While the sector is a national industry, Kuwait is also a destination for international players, with a range of contract and tendering opportunities available, from the...

Chapter | Transport & Logistics from The Report: Kuwait 2019

Kuwait is currently undergoing a major revamp of its transport and logistics networks, which are set to see a transformation. New roads, railways, airports and ports are either already being built or are in the pipeline, as part of the ambitious aim to re-establish Kuwait’s historical role as a regional centre for the sector. Meanwhile, the country is keen to attract foreign investment and...

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