Statistics Ministry to launch survey on Qatar's competitiveness
(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDP & S), in collaboration with the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland will be carrying out the 'Executive Opinion Survey throughout February & March 2018. The survey data will provide qualitative analysis about economic policy, regulations and various aspects of the business environment which influence the nation's competitiveness ranking.
The 2018 IMD World Competitiveness Report, scheduled for release in June, will measure strengths and weaknesses in Qatar's economic environment and compare these with other nations.
HE the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics Dr Saleh Mohamed Salem al-Nabit said that: 'The report will help identify areas where competitiveness could be improved, as well as provide important information for prospective investors and the general public.
Qatar ranked 17th (out of 63 countries) in the 2017 Competitiveness Yearbook.
The high ranking stems from the strong macroeconomic performance of the Qatari economy coupled with the ongoing reforms and modernisation of government institutions.
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education and the University of Calgary (UCQ) have signed a new five-year co-operation agreement to mark the 10 years of partnership between the State of Qatar and the University granting bachelor's degrees in nursing.
The agreement was signed by HE Dr Mohamed Abdul Wahed Ali al-Hammadi, Minister of Education and Higher Education and Dr Elizabeth Cannon, president of the University of Calgary, Canada.
The undersecretary of the Ministry of Education Dr Ibrahim al-Nuaimi said that the agreement will achieve the goals set out in the Qatar National Vision 2030 and the National Health Strategy.
The Vice-President (Academic) of the University of Calgary Dr Dru Marshall said: 'Qatar has demonstrated great leadership and keenness on the welfare of its citizens, which makes us proud to be part of the progress of the education and healthcare sector in the country.
UCQ opened its doors in 2007 and provides leadership development programmes for nurses to work within Qatar's healthcare system.
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