Performance diagnosis of urban economic recovery and resilience: The case of Kuwait City

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL2.GPID/2022/TP.3

Country: State of Kuwait

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development

Focus Area: Governance & enabling environment, Resilient development & conflict prevention

Initiatives: Governance and institution building, Sustainable urban development

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Economic analysis, Urban areas, Labour market, Covid-19, Financial aspects, Governance, Business, Technical cooperation, Economic analysis, Financial policy, Urban development, Urban economics

Performance diagnosis of urban economic recovery and resilience: the case of Kuwait city

November 2022

This report, entitled “Performance diagnosis of urban economic recovery and resilience: The case of Kuwait City” is a result of the United Nations Development Account “Building Urban Economic Resilience during and after COVID-19” project implemented in 16 cities around the globe. Those cities included three in the Arab region, namely Alexandria, Beirut and Kuwait City. Findings on the resilience performance results of Kuwait City based on the methodological application of the diagnostic and planning tool (DPT) developed as part of the project are discussed here.

The report analyses the performance of Kuwait City in the five local resilience areas outlined in the DPT, namely the business environment, labour market, financial system, economic governance and basic service infrastructure and connectivity. This document also aims to inform and guide the development of an economic resilience building plan for the city and introduces solutions that can be used to formulate a practical framework for the creation of a more resilient Kuwait City post COVID-19.

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