Trade and Development Strategies

Year Strategy name Sector
2011 National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise Development Strategy (Draft)

The National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Strategy of Yemen... The National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Development Strategy of Yemen has been elaborated between 2009 and 2010, but, as of december 2012, it has not been adopted yet by the Cabinet of Ministers. The strategy envisages an improvement in the competitiveness of the MSME sector, in alignment with Yemen's Strategic Vision 2025 to transform Yemen into a country with middle human development, a diversified economy and social, cultural and political progress. The strategy follows an approach informed by five basic principles: 1) non-distortion of the market; 2) demonstration effect; 3) sustainability; 4) outreach; 5) avoidance of bureaucracy. The core components of the strategy are: development/co-ordination of the institutional framework for MSME development; improvement of financial assistance to MSMEs; policy and regulatory reform; developing a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship; development of technical and management skills; top quality business support; start up support; raising the quality of business statistics; sector-specific support. For each of these nine components, the strategy provides a detailed action plan with activities, expected outomes and resources allocation.

Biotechnology, Cereals, Chemicals, Coffee, Cotton, Fisheries, Food Industry, Leather, Livestock, Marine... Biotechnology, Cereals, Chemicals, Coffee, Cotton, Fisheries, Food Industry, Leather, Livestock, Marine Industry, Minerals, Sesame, Textile Industry, Tobacco, Tourism

2011 UNDAF Yemen 2012 - 2015

The United Nations Development Assistance Framework builds on the National Government's priorities... The United Nations Development Assistance Framework builds on the National Government's priorities and on the Millennium Development Goals. Hence, it identifies four key areas of intervention: 1) inclusive and diversified economic growth; 2) sustainable and equitable access to quality basic social services to accelerate progress towards MDGs; 3) women and youth empowerment; and 4) good governance and social cohesion.

2006 The Socio-Economic Development Plan for Poverty Reduction

The Socio-Economic Development Plan for Poverty Reduction constitutes Yemen's third Five-Year Development... The Socio-Economic Development Plan for Poverty Reduction constitutes Yemen's third Five-Year Development Plan. It reflects five main national development objectives: 1) achieving a steady improvement in economic growth rates; 2) raising the standard of living; 3) improving the quality of life; 4) promoting good governance; 5) broadening participation in development. It builds on the Millennium Development Goals and on previous national policies, and it focuses on two main themes: firstly, achieving accelerated economic growth and employment generation, and secondly intensifying poverty reduction efforts. Hence, it envisages wide-ranging actions involving reforms of the economic sector, institutions and public administration, good governance improvement, human resources development, women empowerment, enhancement of social services, promotion of private public partnerships, civil society and local authorities.

Animal Feed, Beverages Industry, Cash Crops, Cereals, Construction Materials, Fisheries, Food... Animal Feed, Beverages Industry, Cash Crops, Cereals, Construction Materials, Fisheries, Food Industry, Forestry, Fruits and Vegetables, Furniture, Garment Industry, Gas, Livestock, Meat, Metallic Minerals, Metals, Petroleum Sector, Plastic Industry, Qat, Sunflowers, Textile Industry, Tobacco, Tools and Machines

2005 National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan envisages achieving "a better quality... The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan envisages achieving "a better quality of life for all Yemeni people through the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources and stabilizing resource consumption in harmony with the limits of the carrying capacity of nature and the integrity of creation". It is based on the principles of equity, solidarity and shared responsibility, ecological soundness, know-how and eco-technology, islamic values. The strategy pursues four main goals: 1) conservation of natural resources; 2) sustainable use of natural resources; 3) integration of biodiversity in sectoral development plans; and 4) implementation and enabling mechanisms. While conjugating the conservation of biodiversity with national economic development, the strategy focuses on: marine life and fisheries; agro-biodiversity; infrastructure and industry; biotechnology and biosafety; tourism and eco-tourism; urban, rural development and land-planning; waste management; water management; climate change and energy.

2002 Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Yemen 2003-2005

The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper provides an overview of the current characteristics... The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper provides an overview of the current characteristics and causes of poverty in Yemen, analysing recent economic developments and the outcome of the Economic, Financial and Administrative Reforms Program (EFARP). Hence, it outlines a strategy aiming to reduce poverty by 13.1% during 2003-2005 (achieving a 35.9% poverty rate in 2005), and based on four main axes: 1) achieving economic growth; 2) human resources development; 3) improving infrastructure; 4) granting social protection.

2002 Yemen Strategic Vision 2025

The National Strategic Vision 2025 constitutes a framework for economic, social, cultural... The National Strategic Vision 2025 constitutes a framework for economic, social, cultural and political development. It envisages "the transformation of Yemen to the rank of countries with middle human development with a diversified economy and social, scientific, cultural and political progress". To achieve this vision, the document focuses on developing economic sectors with large potential, exploiting the opportunities provided by globalization and orienting the economy towards exports, also through the use of free zones. The strategy underlines the importance of establishing public-private partnerships, modernizing public administration, reducing poverty and protecting the environment. Finally, it deals with social, cultural and political issues such as education and training, research, gender equality, protection of human rights and good governance.

Animal Feed, Coffee, Construction Materials, Fisheries, Food Industry, Gas, Minerals, Petroleum Sector, Qat, Tourism, Vegetables Animal Feed, Coffee, Construction Materials, Fisheries, Food Industry, Gas, Minerals, Petroleum Sector, Qat, Tourism, Vegetables