Vibrant, evolving, innovative and exciting are just some of the ways people describe Qatar. A blend of business sense, family values, cutting-edge technology, multiculturalism and traditional principles makes Qatar truly unique.
Qatar's population is young with more than 70 per cent under the age of 30, which adds to Qatar's dynamism, energy and enthusiasm to evolve. Qatar is the first Arab Gulf country to grant women the right to vote and here women are academics, entrepreneurs and leaders. With an increasingly educated, well-travelled and worldly population, Qataris are in the business of building bridges across cultural and geographical boundaries.
Qataris are now harnessing natural resources and human potential to transform their society into one of educational, technological, sustainable and commercial excellence. Qatar welcomes ideas and innovations that help the nation tackle complex issues. It is in this spirit of openness and exchange that Qatar has defined its role and its objectives for the future.
Qatar National Vision 2030 was developed with the aim of achieving sustained development and economic progress for the nation. The document, produced by Qatar's General Secretariat for Development Planning and published in 2008, outlines a comprehensive framework for Qatar's way forward. The plan rests on four pillars: environmental, human, social and economic development