most measures, including Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's ability to meet
its own targets, the enterprise performs poorly. Many of the problems
are traceable to the profound dysfunction and fragmentation of the
government, which translate into excessive interference and incoherent
governance of the sector. Government ministers are appointed by the
Emir, but then these same ministers face withering scrutiny from the
elected National Assembly, encouraging excessively cautious behavior.
Sector strategy reflects the whims of the oil minister, but five