Workshop on Local MDG

On 11 October 2010, the Bahraini Economists´ Society organised

a workshop regarding Bahrain’s millennium development goals. During his opening speech, the Vice-President Jaffar Mohammed demanded establishing an accurate definition and measure for the poverty line in Bahrain, which should be appropriate for the country’s situation and living standards. He added that dependence on oil as the single source of income undermines the stability of living standards, and that the steady increase in the growth of populations, as well as the repercussions of the financial crisis, all increase this threat to living standards. Finally, he stressed the importance of education and training in preparation for the needs of the job market.