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Author:International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth
Subject: Economic Growth
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Abstract: "Kuwait is an oil-rich country in the Middle East bordered by Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia. Its strategic location and substantial oil reserves make it one of the highest-income Gulf countries. In 2016 the country's population was estimated at 4,052,000, of whom 316,000 were under the age of 5 and 988,000 were under the age of 18. About one third of the population are Kuwaiti nationals, while the other two thirds are expatriates and migrant workers. Poverty estimates for Kuwait are not publicly available, but with an Human Development Index of 0.800 in 2015 (above the Middle East and North Africa region’s average of 0.704), the country is considered to have 'very high' human development and is in 51st place out of 188 countries globally". (...)

keywords: Non-contributory, social protection, child, equity, lens, Kuwait
Date Publication: 07/06/2018 - 08:09
Type/Issue: One Pager / 392
ISSN: 2318-9118
Language: Arabic