ECONOMIC DIVERSIFICATION, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND RESILIENCE
UNCT targeted programmes and capacity development activities aimed at economic diversification and employment creation, as well as the strengthening of rule of law and innovation in the country, produced sev- eral important results in 2022.
Increasing economic diversification
Diversifying the national economy is a key priority for the Government. UNCT continued to support the Government while also contributing to a more vibrant small and medium-sized enterprise sector in the region and beyond. Nearly 40 virtual events, workshops and forums designed to stimulate start-ups and the growth of small and medium-sized enter- prises at the local, regional and international level were organized with UNCT support, including the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum and Arab Rally for Entrepreneurship and Innovation held in Dubai. The events brought together approximately 16,000 attendees with Bahraini experts and entrepreneurs joining both as participants and speakers.