UNDP hosts private sector roundtable in Kuwait

10 Apr 2013

image The attendees at the UN House interested in improving the private sector

Kuwait City -  The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait hosted a roundtable discussion on promoting the private sector development in The State of Kuwait. The event took place at the UN House in Mishref and included participants interested in improving the private sector.

The dialogue focused on issue of the Home Business License (HBL) in Kuwait and various other issues related to private sector development and the support of its actors. The event was attended by UNDP Resident Representative a.i., Stein R. Hansen, and the Assistant Resident Representative, Mubarak AlAdwani, and numerous representatives in the field.

Mr. Mubarak AlAdwani asserted:”The HBL is an integral part of an overall focus on improving Business environments in Kuwait which UNDP is working on, other aspects include working with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to automize business license issuance processes.”

The informal meeting concentrated on current and previous experiences with dealing with local entrepreneurs in all aspects. The areas that were covered vary in scope from regulatory and credit environment to ministry capacities and more. The event was successful in that it tackled pertinent issues in today’s economic landscape while engaging different actors from the field.

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.