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Kuwait Fund and UNDP join forces to support the most vulnerable people in countries affected by crisis

The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (Kuwait Fund) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today a new partnership agreement to scale up support for countries and…  


Looking through a single lens can distort how we view the Arab Spring

Inequality shapes citizens’ views over whether their country has improved and so a deeper dive is needed to understand where the region stands  


#Q8vsCOVID19 Regional Ideathon

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged the way the public sector functions. We strive to be efficient and effective, by optimizing virtual communication, staff engagement and perhaps more creative and…  


A preliminary assessment of socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 on the economy of Kuwait

Given exponential dynamics of COVID-19 spread, it is infecting hundreds of thousands of people and claimed thousands of lives. As a result, global recession is looming which brings about unemployment,…  


The effects of COVID-19 on mental health, food consumption and relationship dynamics in Kuwait

This study was designed by the collaboration with the General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD) of the State of Kuwait and the United Nations Development Programme…  


Hackathon #Q8vsCovid19 Series 2: Regional Ideathon

UNDP, GSSCPD, and World Bank is partnering to implement a Regional Ideathon in the Hackathon series, this Ideathon comes the 2nd in the Hackathon Series, it will target participants a will challenge…  


Call for Country Policy Briefs: How Can the Digital Economy Benefit Everyone in Arab Countries?

The Arab Development Portal at the UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Economic Research Forum (ERF) are pleased to announce a call for policy briefs on “Growth, Employment, Poverty,…  


#Q8vsCovid19 Hackathon - Kuwait hacks the crisis

The Hackathon “Kuwait hacks the crisis” has included professionals from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) registered in Kuwait. Within less than a month, two business solutions have been disgend to…  


Elections During COVID-19: Key Considerations for Resilience and Inclusiveness in the Arab States Region

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments across the Arab States region joined others worldwide by moving swiftly to invoke constitutional provisions such as national defense laws or emergency…  


Women’s Empowerment and the Sustainable Development Goals

It is a pleasure to be with you here in Kuwait and to join the discussion on achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls across the Arab States region – and, in particular, to explore…  

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