The population policy assessment methodology was based on a set of tools prepared by the PPC’s Technical Office. It was implemented
and its data analyzed for about two years. The mentioned tools included four questionnaires; the first of which was meant to review the
goals, objectives and actions of the population policy from the perspective of working groups (focal points of population policy); and the
second one was meant to find out what has been achieved and not yet achieved of goals and actions that were set in 2009. The third questionnaire
was dispatched to the ministries and bodies involved in the implementation of population policy, as well as to a number of experts
and specialists to find out their views about what should be modified, retained or deleted from the goals, objectives and actions adopted in
the previous population policy document. In addition, it was necessary to conduct an opinion poll in the State, thus a fourth questionnaire
was set to explore the knowledge of the population in Qatar on the population policy and the Permanent Population Committee.
After completing the analysis of the questionnaires listed, the Technical Office felt the need to make focus group interviews to bridge the
gaps shown by the analysis, and to explore the insights of the focus groups on the future of State in terms of population and appropriate
mechanisms for intervention to address the basic population issue of demographic imbalances. The interviews were attended by opinion
leaders, experts and specialists in various population policy axes, especially the major axis: Population and Labor Force.
The evaluation results have shown the need to amend the population policy axes so as to incorporate the axes with convergent and overlapping
goals together. The Technical Office concluded that new axes are to be formulated as follows: