Driven by the need to accommodate rising enrolment and government efforts to address long-standing issues in public education, the education sector in Kuwait is undergoing significant reform in 2017. Government-directed reforms and investments include those initiated in the general education segment under Kuwait’s Integrated Education Reform Programme and School Education Quality Improvement Project. These are aimed at helping to improve and enhance the country’s basic education offering. Since 2014 the government has also been more actively seeking to engage the private sector on development, primarily by offering investor-friendly policies and public-private partnerships.
This chapter contains an interview with Adnan Shihab-Eldin, Director-General, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences.