“A Critical Review of Literature on Issues facing Qatari Families” provides a systematic review of research and studies on the family within the state of Qatar. This research project was initiated based on the idea that a comprehensive, one-stop scientific reference source should be made available that outlines the research efforts that have dealt with issues facing the Qatari family that readers and researchers alike can refer to as a knowledge base. Policy makers and those designing interventions could also rely on this source to provide scientific evidence for the formulation and development of various policy tools and practices. The report focuses on methodological and knowledge gaps related to the research and studies on the family in Qatar and puts forth several important proposals in order to further develop and enrich the creation of future research agendas, especially those related to the study of policies and practices.
Through the lens of the international family strengths perspective, this report explores the strengths, whether individual, family, community, or culturally based, that families in Qatar, Jordan, and Tunisia employ when facing a variety of social, financial, and health-related challenges.
Integrating a Family Perspective in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Arab Countries: Aspirations and Challenges
Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA ASRO) organized an Expert Group Meeting on “Integrating a Family Perspective in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Arab Countries: Aspirations and Challenges” on November 29–30 at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha.