Doha: The Diplomatic Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has published a new book titled Development Cooperation.. The State of Qatar as Model, in which it discusses Qatar’s role in helping Islamic countries, especially the poor .
The book highlights Qatar’s plans and programs to fight poverty and hunger, spread quality education, expand health services, build infrastructure such as roads, bridges, power plants and factories to provide drinking water.
The book, written by HE Ambassador Dr. Abdulaziz bin Mohammed Al Horr and Dr. Nawzad Abdul-Rahamn Al Hiti, reviewed the genesis and development of international development cooperation, and the development conditions in the countries institutions, and the institutional frameworks involved in cooperation within the framework of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The 240-page book was divided into three chapters, the first of which dealt with an overview of international development cooperation in terms of its genesis and relevant institutional frameworks globally and at the OIC level, while the second chapter focused on the study of economic and development conditions in Islamic countries, while the third chapter dealt with an examination of the role played by Qatar in the development assistance of Islamic countries, which enabled them to to help achieve some of the Millennium Development Goals and to effectively prepare for the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
International development cooperation took on increasing importance after the Second World War and the beginning of efforts to rebuild Europe and the establishment of institutions responsible for financing international development and the independence of many countries. The vision of development cooperation has evolved through the transfer of experience and knowledge from economically and technically advanced countries to less advanced countries.
In order to institutionalize international development cooperation, many international institutions concerned with development assistance, whether in the form of financial assistance or technical support, have been created. Many international and regional development institutions have been established, as well as Arab banks, programs and funds such as the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund and the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa ( BADEA).