Research Reports

Kuwait Labour Productivity

February, 2019

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
The positive relationship between labour productivity and the economic well-being makes it deeply inherent in the policy and economic corridors across global economies. The productivity investigation is particularly important for the GCC countries as the region is moving towards a more sustainable model of development. The policy report provides a detailed analysis of labour productivity in Kuwait and other GCC countries.

Who will benefit and why?
The report will benefit anyone seeks to study the labour economy in Kuwait. It includes regulators, government agencies, economists, research institutions and policy makers. This report would help these entities to gain indepth understanding about the labour productivity in the GCC.

How exhaustive is this report?
This report is based on our research on labour productivity across Kuwait and other GCC countries over the past decade (2007-17). The labour productivity study has been conducted sector wise (hydrocarbon and nonhydrocarbon), the exploratory studies reveal some interesting and policy relevant patterns. We have also analysed the gaps in output per worker between Kuwait and other GCC countries. In doing so, the study contributes knowledge about the labour productivity in Kuwait and other GCC countries that undergirds the growing and prosperous GCC economy


Who prepared this report?
Experienced and qualified team of Marmore Mena Intelligence has prepared this report. Since its inception, Marmore has published over 1000 research reports and covered more than 25 varied industries and policy segments; all focused primarily on the GCC economies.

Do you have updates?
No. This is a one off report. However, if required, upon specific request we could provide you with an update.

Can I only download certain sections of the report?
No. The report can be downloaded in full length only

Can we ask questions?
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Key Questions Addressed

  • Has the output per worker in Kuwait decreased or increased over the past decade?
  • What are the factors impacting Kuwait's labour productivity?
  • Is there a gap in output per worker between Kuwait and other GCC countries?
  • Have the GCC countries fared well in labour productivity at the global level?
  • What are the ways to improve labour productivity in Kuwait?

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Why Labour productivity matters? Theory and evidence
  • Labour productivity growth - Kuwait
  • Factors impacting Kuwait's labour productivity
  • Gaps in labour productivity between Kuwait and other GCC Countries
  • Regional and global comparative analysis
  • Outlook for future productivity growth
  • Appendix

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