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Kuwait SME's - Accelerating Economic Diversification

May, 2018

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Executive Summary

What is this report about?
This report is about SME sector in Kuwait that connects broader economic policies and diversification objectives. It is an integrated package analyzing problems and viable solutions related to the Kuwaiti SME sector. I.e., the report covers macroeconomic, policy, regulatory and economic diversification angles.

Who will benefit and why?
This report is targeted at a wide range of national, regional and international stakeholders, investors, policy makers, industry leaders, businesses, etc., who are interested in the SME sector of Kuwait. This report provides deep insights into the sector, helping in understanding the complex interplay of various push and pull factors.

How exhaustive is this report?
This report provides valuable insights into the ecosystem in which Kuwaiti SMEs operate, while studying the policy environment to understand whether they flow in line with some international best practices. Also, the report recommends some policy options and suggests solutions that can help redress the SME sector's challenges and leverage its use for plans such as National Vision Plan 2035.


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

  • What's the current state of the Kuwaiti SME sector and Government's policies towards it?
  • What are the structural issues of the SME sector and how they are inter-linked with overall macro-economy of Kuwait?
  • What are the implications of policies initiated for the sector and it's Future?
  • How the SME sector can be the catapult for diversification?
  • What does future hold for broader economy in general and SMEs sector in particular?

Add Value To

  • Policy makers and analysts
  • Administrative authorities
  • Investors, bankers, entrepreneurs
  • Researchers
  • Investment Bankers
  • SMEs
  • Economists

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • SME's: An Overview
  • SME's and Kuwait - The Current state of Play
  • Profiling: The National Fund
  • SME's & the Labor Market
  • Problems faced by SME's in Kuwait
  • Capacity Building Imperatives
  • Policy Recommendations

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