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Qatar (State of Qatar)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Qatar
State of Qatar
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index95th best
CapitalDoha
Land Area1 11 610 km2
LocationAsia, Middle East
Population21.939 million
Life Expectancy378.499yrs (2012)
GNI3$87 478
ISO3166-1 Codes4QA, QAT, 634
Internet Domain5.qa
Currency6Rial (QAR)
Telephone7+974

1. Overview

#bahrain #libya #saudi_arabia

Ruled by the Al Thani family since the mid-1800s, Qatar transformed itself from a poor British protectorate noted mainly for pearling into an independent state with significant oil and natural gas revenues. During the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Qatari economy was crippled by a continuous siphoning off of petroleum revenues by the Amir, who had ruled the country since 1972. His son, the current Amir HAMAD bin Khalifa Al Thani, overthrew him in a bloodless coup in 1995. In 2001, Qatar resolved its longstanding border disputes with both Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. As of 2007, oil and natural gas revenues had enabled Qatar to attain the highest per capita income in the world. Qatar has not experienced the level of unrest or violence seen in other Near Eastern and North African countries in 2010-11, due in part to its immense wealth. Qatar's international image is bolstered in part by the Doha-based Al Jazeera news network, which has provided comprehensive coverage of the Near East and North African Arab revolutions. Additionally, Qatar played a significant role in the Libyan revolution by pressing the Gulf Cooperation Council and the Arab League to assist the Libyan rebel movement.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Qatar National and Social Development

UN's Human Development Index
Country2012
score
Average
1980-2010
1Norway95.587.3
2Australia93.888.9
3USA93.787.8
...
33Andorra84.683.8
34Estonia84.677.5
35Slovakia84.078.6
36Qatar83.476.4
37Hungary83.174.9
38Barbados82.579.1
39Poland82.179.0
40Chile81.972.0
41UAE81.872.9
42Lithuania81.877.7
43Portugal81.673.3
44Latvia81.474.2
45Argentina81.172.7
Data Source
Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden88.9
2Iceland87.4
3Denmark87.2
...
92Paraguay55.5
93El Salvador55.4
94Ecuador55.3
95Qatar55.3
96UAE55.3
97Guatemala55.2
98Armenia55.1
99Russia54.9
100Swaziland54.5
101Honduras54.5
102Kazakhstan54.4
103Thailand54.2
104Vietnam54.1
105Tunisia54.1
Data Source

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others. The values in the chart are factored by 100.

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (at birth)
1Japan83.6
2Hong Kong83
3Switzerland82.5
...
36Chile79.3
37Denmark79
38USA78.7
39Qatar78.5
40Brunei78.1
41Czech Rep.77.8
42Dominica77.6
43Uruguay77.2
Data Source
Fertility Rate
1Korea, N.2.0
2Brunei2.0
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.0
...
29El Salvador2.2
30Grenada2.2
31Costa Rica1.8
32Qatar2.2
33Morocco2.2
34Brazil1.8
35Guyana2.2
36Netherlands1.8
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
143Macedonia2.067m82
144Botswana2.053m4
145Slovenia2.04m101
146Qatar1.939m167
147Gambia1.825m180
148Guinea-Bissau1.58m56
149Gabon1.564m6
Data Source

Qatar's population is predicted to rise to 2.371 million by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.20.

The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
180Central African Rep.1986
181Namibia1989
182Samoa1990
183Kazakhstan1993
184Moldova1994
185Oman1994
186Qatar2003
187Kuwait2005
Gender Equality
1Netherlands0.04
2Sweden0.05
3Denmark0.06
...
114Guatemala0.54
115Senegal0.54
116Zimbabwe0.54
117Qatar0.55
118Syria0.55
119Tanzania0.56
120Iraq0.56
121Ghana0.57
Data Source

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

Qatar is an unequal country, with male rights dominating those of women.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

How Many Are Religious?
1Estonia16%
2Sweden17%
3Denmark19%
...
87Algeria95%
88Rwanda95%
89Chad95%
90Qatar95%
91Zambia95%
92Ghana95%
93Mali95%
94Nigeria96%
Data Source

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian13.8%
Muslim67.7%
Hindu13.8%
Buddhist3.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated0.9%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Muslim 77.5%, Christian 8.5%, other 14% (2004 census)10.

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6. The Internet

IT Security Risks
271USA3.68
270Russia2.42
269India2.10
...
219Uzbekistan0.69
218Guinea-Bissau0.67
217Chile0.66
216Qatar0.65
215Libya0.63
214Australia0.63
213Korea, S.0.56
212Switzerland0.56
Data Source
Internet Users in Population
1Iceland95.64
2Norway93.28
3Netherlands90.70
...
10Germany82.53
11Korea, S.82.52
12Switzerland82.17
13Qatar81.59
14Canada81.34
15Andorra81.00
16Antigua & Barbuda80.65
17Liechtenstein80.00
Data Source

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

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7. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Personal Charitability (2013-2016)11
CountryValue11
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
4Canada3.75
5Australia5.25
6UK6.75
7Ireland6.75
8Sri Lanka8
9Qatar9
10Trinidad & Tobago10
11Netherlands10
12UAE12
Economic Freedom
1Hong Kong9.0
2Singapore8.8
3New Zealand8.4
...
15Denmark7.8
16USA7.8
17Taiwan7.8
18Qatar7.7
19Japan7.7
20Cyprus7.7
21Oman7.7
22Jordan7.7
Data Source
Global Peace Index
1Iceland1.11
2New Zealand1.24
3Denmark1.24
...
9Finland1.35
10Switzerland1.35
11Belgium1.38
12Qatar1.39
13Czech Rep.1.40
14Sweden1.42
15Germany1.42
16Portugal1.47
Data Source
Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
159Solomon Islands10
160India10
161Fiji10
162Qatar10
163Laos10
164Oman9
165Cook Islands9
166Papua New Guinea9
Data Source
Press Freedom Index
1Finland99.0
2Netherlands99.0
3Norway99.0
...
106Fiji99.3
107Brazil99.3
108Bolivia99.3
109Qatar99.3
110Panama99.3
111Israel99.3
112Montenegro99.3
113UAE99.3
Data Source
R & D Spending
Country% RDP PPP
1Korea, S.4.2912
2Israel4.1112
3Japan3.5812
...
59UAE0.4913
60Uganda0.4814
61Cyprus0.4815
62Qatar0.4716
63Cuba0.4715
64Costa Rica0.4713
65Macedonia0.4415
66Puerto Rico0.4415
Gross National Income
1Qatar$87 478
2Liechtenstein$84 880
3Kuwait$52 793
4Singapore$52 613
5Norway$48 688
6Luxembourg$48 285
7Brunei$45 690
8Hong Kong$45 598
9USA$43 480
10UAE$42 716
11Switzerland$40 527
12Netherlands$37 282
Data Source
Happiness
1Denmark7.8
2Netherlands7.6
3Norway7.6
...
30Saudi Arabia6.7
31Trinidad & Tobago6.7
32El Salvador6.7
33Qatar6.6
34Chile6.6
35Kuwait6.6
36Singapore6.5
37Spain6.5
Data Source
Environmental Performance
1Iceland93.5
2Switzerland89.1
3Costa Rica86.4
...
118Uganda49.8
119Madagascar49.2
120China49.0
121Qatar48.9
122India48.3
123Yemen48.3
124Pakistan48.0
125Tanzania47.9
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
168Tunisia-50
169Cameroon-70
170Libya-70
171Qatar-70
172Comoros-70
173Senegal-70
174Dominica-90
175St Vincent & Grenadines-100
Data Source

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/qatar.html
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

Charities Aid Foundation
World Giving Index. On www.cafonline.org.

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Feb 20.

Gallup
(2009) Religiosity. gallup.com/poll/142727/.... The survey question was "Is religion an important part of your daily life?" and results are charted for those who said "yes". 1000 adults were polled in each of 114 countries.

OECD
(2016) Research and development (R&D) - Gross domestic spending on R&D. Data from data.oecd.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 28.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

World Bank
Research and Development and a Percent of GDP PPP. Data from databank.worldbank.org. Accessed 2016 Sep 29.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2013) .^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/qa.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  11. Charities Aid Foundation . Average ranking across years 2013-2016. Lower is better.^
  12. OECD (2016) data for year 2014.^
  13. World Bank data for year 2011.^
  14. World Bank data for year 2010.^
  15. World Bank data for year 2013.^
  16. World Bank data for year 2012.^

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