Covid Response Report

Qatar acted swiftly to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the early stages of the pandemic, harnessing the power of digital technology to implement effective test, trace and treatment strategies. At the same time, the country’s bourgeoning start-up ecosystem was mobilised to develop technological solutions to the various pandemic-related challenges facing society and the economy. As a result of this period of rapid innovation, Qatar-based tech firms are well placed to capitalise on the new business opportunities that are emerging from the disruption. This report looks at the policy decisions taken by key decision-makers to enable an effective response, as well as the strategies for strengthening the country’s long-term competitiveness in the digital economy and ensuring a sustainable growth model.

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