BTI 2008 | Qatar Country Report

Key Indicators

Population (M) 0.8
Pop. growth 1 (% p.a.) 4.5
Life expectancy (years) 74
Urban population (%) 95.4
HDI 0.84
HDI rank of 187 46
UN Education Index 0.85
Gender inequality 2 -
GDP p.c. ($) -
Gini Index -
Poverty 3 (%) -
Aid per Capita ($) ..
Sources: The World Bank, World Development Indicators 2013 | UNDP, Human Development Report 2013. Footnotes: (1) Average annual growth rate. (2) Gender Inequality Index (GII). (3) Percentage of population living on less than $2 a day.

Executive Summary

History and Characteristics of Transformation

The BTI combines text analysis and numerical assessments. The score for each question is provided below its respective title. The scale ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Transformation Status

I. Political Transformation

Question
Score

1 | Stateness

Monopoly on the use of force
State identity
No interference of religious dogmas
Basic administration

2 | Political Participation

Free and fair elections
Effective power to govern
Association / assembly rights
Freedom of expression

3 | Rule of Law

Separation of powers
Independent judiciary
Prosecution of office abuse
Civil rights

4 | Stability of Democratic Institutions

Performance of democratic institutions
Commitment to democratic institutions

5 | Political and Social Integration

Party system
Interest groups
Approval of democracy
Social capital

II. Economic Transformation

Question
Score

6 | Level of Socioeconomic Development

Socioeconomic barriers
 

Economic indicators

2002

2003

2004

2005

GDP

$ mn.

19,364

23,534

31,734

42,463

Growth of GDP

%

7.1

3.5

20.8

6.1

Inflation (CPI)

%

0.2

2.3

6.8

8.8

Unemployment

%

-

-

-

-

Foreign direct investment

% of GDP

-

-

-

-

Export growth

%

-

-

-

-

Import growth

%

-

-

-

-

Current account balance

$ mn.

-

-

-

-

Public debt

$ mn.

-

-

-

-

External debt

$ mn.

-

-

-

-

Total debt service

% of GNI

-

-

-

-

Cash surplus or deficit

% of GDP

-

-

-

-

Tax Revenue

% of GDP

-

-

-

-

Government consumption

% of GDP

16.7

15.4

13.1

11.5

Public expnd. on edu.

% of GDP

-

-

1.6

-

Public expnd. on health

% of GDP

2.4

2.2

1.8

-

R&D expenditure

% of GDP

-

-

-

-

Military expenditure

% of GDP

-

-

-

-

Sources: The World Bank, World Development Indicators 2007 | UNESCO Institute for Statistics | Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Yearbook: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security

7 | Organization of the Market and Competition

Market-based competition
Anti-monopoly policy
Liberalization of foreign trade
Banking system

II. Market Economy

8 | Currency and Price Stability

Anti-inflation / forex policy
Macrostability

9 | Private Property

Property rights
Private enterprise

10 | Welfare Regime

Social safety nets
Equal opportunity

11 | Economic Performance

Output strength

12 | Sustainability

Environmental policy
Education policy / R&D

Governance

 

I. Level of Difficulty

Structural constraints
Civil society traditions
Conflict intensity

II. Governance Performance

Question
Score

14 | Steering Capability

Prioritization
Implementation
Policy learning

15 | Resource Efficiency

Efficient use of assets
Policy coordination
Anti-corruption policy

16 | Consensus-Building

Consensus on goals
Anti-democratic actors
Cleavage / conflict management
Civil society participation
Reconciliation

17 | International Cooperation

Effective use of support
Credibility
Regional cooperation

Strategic Outlook