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Leaders of Qatar
QATAR IS ONE OF THE FAST-GROWING REGIONAL ECONOMIES AND AMONG THE MOST PROMISING IN THE MENA REGION, MAINTAINING BALANCED GROWTH RATES DESPITE VARIOUS GLOBAL CHALLENGES.
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INTRODUCTION

Qatar has successfully adjusted to the dual shocks of lower oil prices and diplomatic rift. The Emirate has developed new business partnerships and trades routes. Additionally, the government has called for a national effort to reach self-sustainability in all possible sectors of the economy.
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NATIONAL VISION

Diversifying away from oil and transitioning to a knowledge based economy.
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PRIORITIZING FDI

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is key to Qatar's strategy. The recently modified law on FDI is a key development to come out of the blockade, focusing on the agricultural, industrial, information technology, education, health and tourism sectors.
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ENERGY: RESILENCE SOLIDIFIED

When Qatar's Gulf neighbors and Egypt sought to isolate Doha with a boycott imposed last year, the nation's top energy officials kept a cool head and ensured oil and gas exports barely felt a hiccup. Saad Al-Kaabi, a U.S.-educated engineer who rose the ranks to become Chief Executive Officer of...
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QATAR'S REAL ESTATE: BUILDING A SUSTANABLE FOUNDATION

The real estate sector has been an important contributor to economic growth in recent years. According to a 2018 report, non-mining and quarrying sectors registered a combined compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% between 2013 and 2017, which was largely attributed to four sectors:...
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QATAR AND THE US: STRENGTHENING THE TIES

The United States established diplomatic relations with Qatar in 1972 following its independence from the United Kingdom. As a valuable partner to the United States, Qatar has played an influential role in the region through a period of great transformation. The governments of the United States and...
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QATAR AND THE WORLD CUP

The state's position as a sports hub is forming an increasingly important part of its reputation and image. When Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in 2010, it marked a breakthrough in sporting development not only in Qatar, but the wider MENA region. The state has hosted a...
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QATAR'S EDUCATION PAVING THE WAY FOR THE LONG RUN

The government of Qatar allocated a heavy annual budget for Qatar's education sector in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which focuses on enhancing course curriculum, improving learning outcomes, encouraging efficient teaching and refining the efficiency of education system. There has also...
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QATAR'S HEALTHCARE: AN EXAMPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Qatar's health system has been ranked first in the Middle East and 5th best in the world by the 2018 Legatum Prosperity Index. The annual index measures and ranks the health of people living in 149 countries. Qatar's health ranking within the Legatum Prosperity Index has risen in the past 10 years,...