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Qatar National Vision 2030

11 Aug, 2022
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Qatar National Vision 2030

An Overview of Qatar National Vision 2030

The Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030) is a master plan and roadmap towards the State of Qatar becoming an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development with the aim of providing a high standard of living for all citizens by 2030.         

By defining long-term outcomes, QNV2030 provides a framework through which national strategies and means of their implementation can be developed, government-led strategies, policies and plans can be directed, and funds and resources can be allocated towards achieving a unified goal. It also provides private sector companies, and to some extent, individuals with a shared goal and direction. Actually, many businesses are now referring to QNV2030 within their mission statements.
Facing the Challenges, Today and Tomorrow

  • The National Vision addresses the following five major challenges facing Qatar:
  • Balancing modernization and preserving traditions
  • Meeting the needs of today without compromising future needs
  • Managing growth
  • Maintaining balance between Qataris and expatriates
  • Engaging in good environmental stewardship
4 Pillars for Realizing QNV2030

The National Vision foresees development in four interconnected pillars:

  • Human development
  • Social development
  • Economic development
  • Environmental development
The Human Development Pillar

This pillar seeks to empower the people of Qatar so that they will be able to sustain and support their country's growth. This requires making improvements within the areas of education, healthcare and workforce in general.

Although Qatar has benefited immensely from oil and gas resources, it is continuing expansion toward building a knowledge-based economy. Out of its belief that education is the first criterion, Qatar works vigorously on developing its education system to match and in some cases exceed the best systems in the world. In this regard, Qatar Foundation spearheads many reforms in Qatar's post-secondary education, as well as in scientific research, and cultural and intellectual reforms. 

The prosperity of any country depends on the health of its people. Qatar aims to build a comprehensive world-class healthcare system that is effective, affordable and universally available to all citizens. The Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Health Care Corporation are largely responsible for implementing plans to achieve this goal. 

In order to meet Qatar's future human resource requirements, the State implements the policy of Qatarization, which aims to increase the ratio of Qataris in the workforce and to enhance the capacity of nationals through providing opportunities for improvement and reform, including necessary training programs and support.

The Social Development Pillar

This pillar reflects social changes necessary to advance Qatar's community. It instills in the citizens of Qatar the need to be flexible enough to meet the demands of the future while preserving the institution of the family. Key aspects of Qatar's social development strategy include:

  • Preserving Qatar's heritage and enhancing its Arab and Islamic identity
  • Building a safe and stable society
  • Promoting a spirit of tolerance and openness
  • Empowering women
  • Providing high-quality services to meet the needs and desires of the people
The social pillar also works on developing Qatar’s prestige within the international community. The State of Qatar plays a vital international role, particularly within the system of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC), the Arab League, the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and other organizations concerned with achieving security, cooperation and peace.

The Economic Development Pillar

Reasonable and sustained rates of economic growth will help secure a high standard of living not only for citizens today but also for the generations to come. Financial and economic stability are characterized by low inflation, sound financial policy and a secure and efficient financial system.

A key element of successful and sustainable economic development is effective, long-term stewardship of Qatar's hydrocarbon resources. This requires finding the right balance between energy exploitation and economic diversification. A vigorous oil and gas sector will continue to play a central role in Qatar's economy, as it contributes greatly to the development of the nation.

Nevertheless, QNV2030 seeks to achieve diversification as well as growth in non-energy sectors. Qatar's transformation into a knowledge-based economy is underway. 

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Qatar Foundation lead the national efforts in propelling Qatar into a technologically advanced society. The establishment of the Qatar Science and Technology Park is one of the most significant milestones.

Another initiative was the opening of Qatar Financial Centre, an institution responsible for attracting international financial institutions and multinational companies to Qatar.

The Environmental Development Pillar

This pillar affirms the importance of achieving balance between economic growth and environment protection.

As global water and hydrocarbon resources diminish and the effects of pollution and environmental degradation increase, it will become more necessary for Qatar to work with regional neighbors and the international community to protect the environment.

Domestically, the government is actively engaged in controlling and monitoring the industrial sector by having environmental assessments and enacting laws. The Ministry of Municipality and Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) regularly conduct awareness campaigns seeking to enhance the public awareness about the importance of "think green" and conserving resources. 

You can download a copy of QNV2030.