Saudization, or the reservation of certain jobs and sectors for Saudi nationals, is part of the government’s effort to transform its private sector.
On December 6, 2017, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington partnered with Raytheon to host the second annual UAE Security Forum.
Social commerce is a new phenomenon. In “The Social Commerce System,” it is defined as “the expansion of e-commerce in the social networks on the Internet, in which social factors are significant, and consumers use the right to create content through the media via forums, ratings, reviews, and recommendations on different platforms.” At its core, Boutiqaat is similar to other e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Alibaba, and Souq.
The vast reorganization of fiscal policy in the Gulf Arab states has upended decades of practice in cyclical government spending tied to oil revenue.
Government bonds are a popular remedy to budget deficits across the Gulf Cooperation Council states right now.
Zayed R. Alzayani discusses Bahrain’s economic strategy and efforts to create a diversified and thriving private sector.
Education is costly, and in the Gulf, it is becoming a very important component of private sector economic activity.
With increasing pressure on governments to streamline their outlays in public expenditure and create jobs in the private sector for young citizens, Majid Saif Al Ghurair discusses how Dubai has used its tradition as a nexus city to invite new business and new ways of capitalizing on the skills of citizens and expatriates to create growth.
In response to fiscal pressures and concerns about the efficiency of project and service implementation, Gulf Arab states are increasingly looking to the private sector to finance and manage infrastructure projects.
Through its careful examination of the forces shaping the evolution of Gulf societies and the new generation of emerging leaders, AGSIW facilitates a richer understanding of the role the countries in this key geostrategic region can be expected to play in the 21st century.Learn More