Last updated: 13/3/2024

Basic Information

Country
Geographic area
Institutions and agencies involved

Programme Details

Programme objectives

To protect the Qatari population’s consumption levels

References
Evans, M., T.P. Chung, P. Powell-Davis, B. Serhan, and A. Al-Khalaqi. 2009. Promoting QNV 2030’s Vision of a Good Society: Towards a Social Policy for Qatar. Doha: General Secretariat for Development Planning. Accessed 26 July 2017. <http://www.mdps. gov.qa/en/knowledge/Doc/Studies/Promoting_QNV2030_Vision_of_a_Good_Society_ Towards_a_Social_Policy_for_Qatar_2009_EN.pdf>.
Programme components
Food subsidies are provided for various food items, including bread and other foods; in addition, Qatari citizens have access to ration cards for cooking oil, milk and sugar; fuel subsidies cover petroleum products (gasoline and diesel); subsidies for housing, electricity and water are also provided by the government.
References
Evans, M., T.P. Chung, P. Powell-Davis, B. Serhan, and A. Al-Khalaqi. 2009. Promoting QNV 2030’s Vision of a Good Society: Towards a Social Policy for Qatar. Doha: General Secretariat for Development Planning. Accessed 26 July 2017. <http://www.mdps. gov.qa/en/knowledge/Doc/Studies/Promoting_QNV2030_Vision_of_a_Good_Society_ Towards_a_Social_Policy_for_Qatar_2009_EN.pdf>. Charles, C., T. Moerenhout, and R. Bridle. 2014. The Context of Fossil-Fuel Subsidies in the GCC Region and Their Impact on Renewable Energy Development. Manitoba: International Institute for Sustainable Development. Accessed 26 July 2017. <http://www.iisd.org/gsi/sites/default/files/ffs_gcc_context.pdf>. Government of Qatar. 2011. Qatar National Development Strategy. Doha: General Secretariat for Development Planning. Accessed 26 July 2017. <http://www.mdps.gov.qa/ en/knowledge/HomePagePublications/Qatar_NDS_reprint_complete_lowres_16May.pdf>.
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Targeting and eligiblity

Targeting methods
Universal
Targeted areas
Nationwide
Target groups
Universal

Coverage and other information

Type of benefits
Subsidised prices (for both food and fuel items); ration cards (for Qatari nationals only); housing subsidies: interest-free loans (maximum QAR600,000) and free land plots
References
Evans, M., T.P. Chung, P. Powell-Davis, B. Serhan, and A. Al-Khalaqi. 2009. Promoting QNV 2030’s Vision of a Good Society: Towards a Social Policy for Qatar. Doha: General Secretariat for Development Planning. Accessed 26 July 2017. <http://www.mdps. gov.qa/en/knowledge/Doc/Studies/Promoting_QNV2030_Vision_of_a_Good_Society_ Towards_a_Social_Policy_for_Qatar_2009_EN.pdf>