Report summary: Qatar’s limited legislation providing maternity protections and no provisions for paternal leave or dependent care leave contributed to a low score in Sub-Index A. It performed comparatively better in Sub-Index B due to recent reforms of its kafala system and new legislation to protect domestic workers. In all, Qatar scored a 4.53 (out of 10) in the GCPI, placing it in the Emerging band of the Index.
|GDP (USD, billion)||146.4|
|Human Development Index||0.848|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||58.2%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||NA|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||1.995%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||96%|
|Access to Electricity*||100%|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||96%|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||68%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.