Private Sector

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Saudi Economic Reform Update: Saudization and Expat Exodus

Saudization, or the reservation of certain jobs and sectors for Saudi nationals, is part of the government’s effort to transform its private sector.

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UAE Security Forum 2017: Defense Industry and Economic Diversification

On December 6, 2017, the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington partnered with Raytheon to host the second annual UAE Security Forum.

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Boutiqaat: Creating a Social Commerce Market in the Gulf

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.

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Unlocking Growth: How the Gulf Security Sector Can Lead Economic Diversification

The vast reorganization of fiscal policy in the Gulf Arab states has upended decades of practice in cyclical government spending tied to oil revenue.

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UAE Fiscal Policy: Shining Light on Federal Resource Sharing

Government bonds are a popular remedy to budget deficits across the Gulf Cooperation Council states right now.

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A Conversation with H.E. Zayed R. Alzayani, Bahrain Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism

Zayed R. Alzayani discusses Bahrain’s economic strategy and efforts to create a diversified and thriving private sector.

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The Cost of Private Education

Education is costly, and in the Gulf, it is becoming a very important component of private sector economic activity.

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Lessons on Building an Innovation Hub: Dubai as a Nexus City

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.

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Beyond Building: Private Financing, Ownership, and Management of Gulf Infrastructure

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.

Tam: Engaging Youth and Innovators through Competitive Programs

Tam is a public interest initiative registered in Saudi Arabia as a limited liability company.

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