Qatar: Planning Council and World Bank set phase two of the labour market strategy’s national action plan in motion
The Planning Council signed an agreement with the World Bank to support Phase Two of Qatar’s Labour Market Strategy national action plan in Doha last week.
On behalf of the Labour Market Strategy Oversight Committee, Planning Council General Secretary, Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor Al Thani welcomed Marcos Ghattas, Manager, Technical Co-operation Programme of the World Bank to the capital to confirm the agreement between the World Bank and the Planning Council.
“Qatar is in the unique position to create a world-class model economy,” commented Sheikh Hamad bin Jabor Al Thani. “With phase one of the National Action Plan progressing at a pace, we are keen maintain this level of implementation by establishing phase two, which will ultimately see a thriving labour market that meets the economic and social development needs of Qatar. The World Bank’s involvement in this programme has been invaluable and we look forward to further collaboration.”
The World Bank has been involved in the creation of Qatar’s Labour Market Strategy from the outset. Phase one of the project saw the Planning Council commission the160 page World Bank assessment of the Qatar Labour Market, complete with recommendations for future development. Phase Two will now see the implementation of the World Bank’s recommendations. The World Bank will provide the Planning Council with support for specific activities that could range from survey and policy analysis to the capacity building for Qatar’s labour analysts. Additional activities may also include the preparation and delivery of a regional seminar on labour markets along with international training programmes for Planning council staff.