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LSE Kuwait Programme
Floor 10, Tower 1
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street


Ian Sinclair

+44 (020) 7955 6639 


Kuwait Programme - Research

The Kuwait Programme conducts and facilitates original research into fundamental questions in the social sciences of relevance to the Gulf Cooperation Council states. Research is carried out by Programme staff, academics based in other LSE departments and by Visiting Fellows from Kuwait and the GCC.

The Programme prioritises research in the following areas:

  • Kuwait and the Gulf in the shifting global economy

  • Massive capital flows, sovereign wealth funds

  • Carbon-heavy, resource-rich economic development

  • Health care and social welfare provision in Kuwait, and health system innovation more generally

  • Education and human capital development in Kuwait

  • Water and resource management for the longer term

  • Urban form, geography, and sustainability

The Programme runs the following research projects:

Image: Kuwait Finance @Kuwaitelections2012, 2012
Image: Kuwait City @Khaleel Haidar, 2012
Heart Rate Printout @Cross Duck, 2012
Rows of solar panels @World Bank Photo Collection, 2010
Image: Under construction in Kuwait @Francisco Anzola, 2016
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