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KPMG Kuwait helps in creating the vision 2035 for the Kuwait Public Authority of Disabled Affairs

Creating an inclusive and empowered society in Kuwait

KPMG was appointed by Public Authority for Disability Affairs (PADA) to develop PADA’s corporate strategy to achieve the full inclusion of People with Disability (PWDs) in society.

Karen Watts

Partner Risk

KPMG in Kuwait


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KPMG in Kuwait helps PADA to create Vision 2035

Creating an inclusive and empowered society in Kuwait

22 May 2019, Kuwait

The Kuwait Public Authority for Disabled Affairs (PADA) was established in 2010 with a mandate to support persons with disabilities as they integrate into all aspects of society. However, due to lack of capability within mainstream service providers, PADA had to fill the gap and started a service provision model which is conflicting with PADA’s main mission of protecting the rights of the persons with disability.

KPMG was appointed by Public Authority for Disability Affairs (PADA) to develop PADA’s corporate strategy to achieve the full inclusion of People with Disability (PWDs) in society.  To achieve this KPMG proposed transforming the business model from the traditional Medical Practice to a modern Bio-psycho-social model. The team of consultants from Kuwait with expertise in organizational design and process improvement, supported by disability experts from KPMG Australia proposed a new, innovative, structure, based on global good practice and aligned to the UN Convention for People with Disabilities.

Event at the Public Authority of the Disabled where the policy document was unveiled.
Public Authority of the Disabled event

Speaking about the project Donald Teale Partner KPMG Kuwait said

“This was a very interesting project for KPMG in Kuwait, as it gave us an opportunity to bring the global network to help improve the lives of those often overlooked members of our society.  The project focused on bringing PADA closer to the Inclusiveness agenda lead by the United Nations and articulated in the UN Convention for Persons with disabilities.  This is also a great example of the work that is going on under the auspices of the 2035 driven by the Supreme Planning Council, in modernizing Kuwait Public Services.”

KPMG was also instrumental in creating the HR strategy, which included a new organizational structure that included new units that would enable PADA to assure the quality of services provided to PWDs and acting as an advisor to service providers. KPMG also developed PADA’s competency framework and performance management system.

Nussri Tahboub, Director - Management Consulting, added that this project provided KPMG the opportunity to contribute to the development of the community. The project helped transform PADA from a medical service provider for PWDs to a PWD activist in policy making, regulation and case management. The results of this project will ultimately assist PADA to achieve its mandate, deliver on its commitment to protect the rights of PWDs, and to fulfill the requirements of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Kuwait signed in 2013.

About KPMG in Kuwait

With over 200 employees and 10 partners based in Kuwait, we form part of a global network of more than 200,000 outstanding professionals working together to deliver value in 153 countries, drawing on global industry insights to complement our strong local knowledge.

In Kuwait, KPMG operates through its member firms KPMG Safi Al-Mutawa & Partners and KPMG Advisory W.L.L. We provide a full range of audit, tax, and advisory services to a portfolio of clients that includes major corporations, government institutions, public sector agencies, and not-for profit organizations.

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Nussri Tahboub
+965 9665 5006


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