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In the early years of the 21st Century

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Qatar’s climate is characterized by intensely hot and humid summers. The combination of high temperatures and humidity can be challenging for residents and outdoor workers. But it is not only Qatar - The Middle East, as a whole, is one of the fastest-warming regions on the planet. adapted from Microsoft BING Copilot

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The World Factbook - Qatar

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency CIA

[accessed 17 November 2020]

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[accessed 8 January 2021]

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW - Qatar’s oil and natural gas resources are the country’s main economic engine.

GDP - per capita (PPP): $124,100 (2017 est.)

GDP – composition by sector of origin:

agriculture: 0.2% (2017 est.)

industry: 50.3% (2017 est.)

services: 49.5% (2017 est.)

Unemployment rate: 8.9% (2017 est.)

Population below poverty line: N/A

Maternal mortality rate: 9 deaths/100,000 live births (2017 est.)

Infant mortality rate: total: 5.7 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.4 years

Drinking water source: improved: total: 100% of population

Physicians density: 2.69 physicians/1,000 population (2016)

Sanitation facility access: improved: total: 100% of population

Electricity access: electrification - total population: 100% (2016)

The Borgen Project - Qatar

[accessed 2 March 2021]

The Borgen Project works with U.S. leaders to utilize the United States’ platform behind efforts toward improving living conditions for the world’s poor.  It is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy.  It believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. From ending segregation to providing women with the right to vote, nearly every wrong ever righted in history was achieved through advocacy. The Borgen Project addresses the big picture, operating at the political level advancing policies and programs that improve living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.

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Looking back a few years …

Advameg, Inc., Encyclopedia of the Nations

[accessed 8 January 2021]

Until recent decades, the Qatar peninsula was an undeveloped, impoverished area, with a scant living provided by the traditional occupations of pearl diving, fishing, and nomadic herding. In 1940, a major oil discovery was made at Dukhan and, in the ensuing decades, oil has been the dominant factor in the Qatari economy. Oil revenues have provided Qataris with per capita incomes comparable those of the industrialized nations of the West.

Other economic activities remain limited. Agriculture has received considerable attention in recent years, but most food is still imported. The state encourages free enterprise, provided it does not conflict with the public interest. Real property, however, may be acquired only by Qatari nationals.

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