Kuwait Voluntary National Review

Central Statistical Bureau, Kuwait Voluntary National Review, 2019
Kuwait Voluntary National Review

As this is Kuwait’s first VNR on the SDG rolling out in the country, a deliberate decision was made to report on all seventeen goals, with particular emphasis on the 2019 Review Goals of Quality Education (SDG4), Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8), Reducing Inequality (SDG10), Climate Change (SDG13), Promoting Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (SDG16) and Partnerships (SDG17). The report makes a particular point of emphasizing the theme of this year’s VNR review of “empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”.
Over the last four years, the State of Kuwait took bold actions with a view to implementing no less than sixteen mega projects, fully interlinked with respective SDG goals and targets. It did so while endeavouring to overcome number of challenges including strengthening the role of the private sector, reducing the dominance of the oil sector on the economy, balancing the public budget, creating the conditions for reinvigorated direct foreign investments and improving the infrastructure. These efforts have enabled Kuwait to rank 105th among 156 countries in 2018, as it achieved 61.6 percent of all SDG goals at the international level and 62.1 percent at the regional level.


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