Strategy

Last updated: 
11/05/2017

 

Stemming form the pivots of Labour & social development and the programmes associated with them, the Ministry has established a specific implementation methodology that is based on a number of pivotal transitions in the work of the Ministry and these are as follows:

1.To Develop and Update the Ministry Services:
                              
To reconsider the current directions and programmes of the Ministry with the aim to assess the return of activities and programmes and the extent of their suitability with the existing requirements; to prepare the special view to develop them, and to introduce whatever cop with the current changes and challenges in the light of the best international practices in the administration of developmental and social work. The following are some of the things that have been achieved:

- Changing the name of the Ministry and establishing a new management structure which focuses on social development pivots and suits the Ministry’s ambitions and its vision to expand and develop its social and developmental services. The structure consists now of ten directorates instead of three.

- Sanctioning of a separate budget for the Ministry.

- Connecting the Ministry’s services electronically with the Government Information Network (Population Registry and Ministry of Commerce and Industry).

- Working on the  update of the application documents for obtaining services with a view to facilitate and improve the services.

- Working on the launch of “the hot line” service to follow up the services and make them closer to the citizens.

- Launching the criterion for establishing and operating rehabilitation and social development centers, and social work according to international standards and criteria.

2.To Provide Developed Legal and Procedural Environment
                      
The work of organizing and controlling the social and national activity, and guiding it towards ensuring the optimum benefit of human and financial resources in the society represents one of the main foundations of the Ministry’s social policy. Development and update of the procedures and rules that regulate the social and developmental work in the Kingdom were made and these include:

- Submitting and issuing a resolution which regulates ate financing of national work (The Financing Fund of National Work);

- Working with the Parliament on the issue of Laws for the protection of weak categories in the society: Child Protection Law, Elderly Law, disabled Law, Social Insurance Law;

- Introducing the resolution of home nurseries to facilitate the process of small home nurseries on a legal basis;

- Introducing the resolution of working from home to ease the work of families with limited income to operate from home on a legal basis;

- Working on the amendment of the private establishments law to non-profitable establishments;

- Putting by – laws for establishments, developmental, welfare, and rehabilitation centers;

-Issuing regulatory resolutions for social work.


3.Preparing the Climate for the Development of “ Social Economy” in Bahrain
                       
To work with the national and private establishments of the society especially the sectors that adopt developmental projects inside and outside the Kingdom of Bahrain with the aim to activate the social economy principles through enhancing the potentials of a number of national and non-profitable establishments, and enabling them to take the responsibility of managing and operating the welfare and social work centers and homes in Bahrain. This is done through the Ministry’s integration of the concepts of managing developmental programmes and projects “Partnership Programme”, and the Ministry transition of implementing the programmes and projects, and their assignment to the non-profitable developmental establishments. The Ministry has started examining one of the offers to develop the services in welfare homes that were submitted by a specialized developmental establishment.

4.To Focus on Benefiting from the International Cooperation
                             
The adoption of an open policy that focuses on benefiting from different international experiences, and attracting expertise and pioneering international programmes from international organizations that provide consultancies and financial grants; concentrating on the activation of the agreements that were signed by the Kingdom of Bahrain with different world countries, and benefiting from their successful experiences.

5.To Utilize Advanced Communication Means for the Provision of Information and Services

A policy is being adopted which is based on the acquisition of advanced database and communication means for all of the Ministry Services with the aim to establish detailed databases for social information and data that can be relied on in planning and decision – making (Societies and funds, individuals that receive assistances, etc.), in addition to the prevention of duplicity and speedy response to the society changes. Such information database will be integrated with the electronic Government system in the Kingdom. Also, the design of  a new electronic site for the Ministry on the internet network was completed because the Ministry aims to depend to a great extent on communicating with individuals through this site, and also aims to transfer the site to a portal for social work in the Kingdom.

6.Geographical Spread of the Social Developmental Programmes and Services in the Kingdom

The social policy of the Ministry depends on treating the gap that is represented in the imbalance of social services among the Kingdom’s regions, and working on the focus of geographical spread equity in the Kingdom through two pivots. The first pivot is to re-structure the current centers and to develop their work to keep pace with the new developmental directions of the Ministry. The second pivot is to increase the number of centers to reach (20).centers covering the Kingdom regions by 2015. The population density is to reach around (20,000) individuals for each center, including (9) comprehensive welfare centers that provide their services for disabled, elderly, social assistances, and developmental services like training and rehabilitation, production units, and others. In addition to that, there is a plan to establish (20) homes for elderly for housing and day care, and mobile units for elderly and disabled, and the establishments of housing homes for individuals who encounter family violence and ill –treatment.
                                                    
7.To Map the Chronic Social Problems and to Change Ways to Deal With Them

The Ministry works on drawing a detailed sketch of the most important social problems which the Bahraini society suffers from and also the challenges that it face. The sketch represents the main constituent and an access for putting the solutions and dealing with the problems on scientific basis, and in such way that ensures the pursuance of an integrated methodology to resolve these social problems. On top of these pivots comes the subject of determining the need and poverty criteria, and specifying the means of exposure and support; particularly in confronting the problems of economical poverty and unemployment, and dealing with them as the most important challenges that encounter the Bahraini society entirely. In addition to that, the policy of initiative and innovation is being used for putting new solutions and mechanisms to encounter the chronic social problems with a more realistic concept and closer to the citizens’ prospects. For instance, we find the following initiatives:

-Treating the gaps in a number of social centers through the provision of what is known as the “Awareness Bus”

-Treating the gap of informatics education through the provision of what is known as the “Informatics Bus”

-Treating the work opportunities gap of those with special needs through the office of disabled integration in the labour market.

-Treating the gaps in a number of welfare centers through the provision of mobile units service to serve individuals at homes.

-Treating the gaps of awareness education through the provision of mobile units for disabled with the aim of early intervention and demonstration of the families role in dealing with them.

8.The National Project for Supporting and Developing Productive Families
                                              
In general the national project for supporting and developing productive families aims mainly to make qualitative and quantitative change in the activities of Bahraini productive families through the development of a group of services and support, staring with specialized training and also project administration; provision of minimal financing and specialized production units (Productive Kitchen, industrial tailoring, jewelry manufacturing), provision of consultancy services for the development of products, innovation, advice, and follow up; provision of workshops and shops for families against nominal fee, in addition to the establishment of a number of productive families centers (one center in each Governate) for marketing the products. The project works on creating s successful model to support productive families and to integrate the highest number of individuals (women and unemployed) in productive activities that generate income, and through activating the potentials of national society organizations, businessmen, and the private sector. The following activities have been achieved within the framework of this project:

 
- Announcing the Arab day for Productive Families and holding activities in a number of gatherings in the Kingdom;

-Announcing the award of H.H. Sheikha Sabika Bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King of Bahrain; for productive families (three awards: Best Product, Best Family and Best Sponsor);

- Holding the first market for families products at the Exhibition Center (January, 2006).

- Making discussions pertaining to the issuance of a permission resolution to work from home.

-Inviting an American company specialized in marketing manual products and working on exporting Bahraini Products.

-The agreement of one of the national banks to give a grant for increasing the size of financing the Microstart Project.

- Commencement of  rehabilitation works of a number of production units and shops at the Productive families Center in the Central Governate.

- The near completion of the construction work of the Productive families Complex in the Capital Governate (Alseef).

- Production of a classy directory (catalogue) for the productive families products.

- Negotiating with local and international partners for the establishment of specialized centers and units.

9.To Enhance the Principles of National Developmental Societies and “ Services – Providers”

By reliance on consolidating the role of partnership in the society which is represented in the cooperation of civil society organizations and the private sector with the Government for putting and achieving solutions for the society problems, the Ministry is currently engaged in studying the way to support the transition process of  a number of national societies and charity funds from the concept of individual charity work, to the concept of services providers. This transition will be made through the provision of technical support via the mechanism of the National Center for supporting non – Governmental organizations, and also through the provision of new grants which the Ministry will work on granting them, in conjunction with the private sector and the financial institutions in the Kingdom.

10.To work on the Pursuance of Implementing the Developmental Objectives for the Millennium.

If the implementations of developmental objectives for the millennium required  a political will, and collective work to execute and pursue reforms, and to achieve regional and international partnership with the aim of development, the progresses in the development fields that contributed towards the Kingdom accomplishment of the first place in human resources field among the Arab countries require continuous development and update to mange social and developmental work in the Kingdom. This is to ensure the maintenance of the accomplished progress and to achieve more of it in order to ascertain the leadership of Bahrain on the Arabic and international levels. Furthermore, the Ministry is undertaking the responsibility of examining an advanced mechanism that allows to check and follow up the progression of social development in a scientific way that is characterized by permanence.

11.The Permanence of Programmes and Activities
                                                   
The Ministry’s new developmental policy adopts in its approach for the establishment and management of initiatives and social and developmental activities, the need of these to be consistent with the modern international directions. This is reflected in the transition role of the State; from the role of being the planner, executor, and financier, to the role of sponsor and partner in the activities and programmes. This gives the opportunity to focus on pushing and enhancing the programmes that are listed within the social policy plans of the Kingdom, and allows the utilization of the Governmental resources in programmes that possess the components of permanence and continuance.

Process Re-engineering:

Stemming form the pivots of social development and the programmes associated with it, MOSD has established a specific implementation methodology that is based on a number of essential transitions in its major duties.

"Developing MOSD Services":

MOLSD Kingdom of Bahrain is embarking on a program to manuscript its processes. Where the business values for Process Re-engineering is to improve the processes and ministry’s service delivery capabilities, in which it will:

    *Improves Productivity


    *Increases Efficiency


    *Increases Transparency


    *Reduces Operational Cost


    *Enhances Decision Making Process

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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