About The General Secretariat for Development Planning
After assuming his new role as the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani issued the Emiri Decision No.(4) of 2013 forming a new cabinet, which includes Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics. HE Dr. Saleh bin Mohammed Al- Nabit was appointed as the Minister of Development Planning and Statistics.
The Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics is a result of a merger of the formerly known as General Secretariat for Development Planning ( GSDP) and Qatar Statistics Authority (QSA).
General Secretariat for Development Planning
GSDP was a government
agency responsible for developing Qatar's vision for national
development, which became known later as Qatar National Vision 2030
Later GSDP was commissioned to develop Qatar’s National Development
Strategy to translate the objectives - set out in QNV2030 - into
the policies and programs that bring tangible benefits to Qatar and its
people, as well as support parties involved in the implementation of
Qatar Statistics Authority
The QSA was responsible for, producing, analyzing and disseminating
official demographic, social, economic and environmental statistics
among other statistics related to the Qatar. QSA has played an important
role in Qatar’s national development process by providing statistical
information required for formulation of fact-based policies . QSA
coordinates the integration and consistency of statistics produced by
other government agencies.