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De-risking the Investment Landscape .. High-impact FDI policies for the GCC

De-risking the Investment
De-risking the Investment
  • The Historical Context of Global FDI

  • Factors Impacting Investment in the GCC

  • Policies to Encourage Sustainable FDI


Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) receive low inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to their global peers. This report explores the underlying reasons for this historical trend examining the countries’ abundance of domestic capital and the substantial barriers to foreign investment that have acted as inhibiting factors thus far.

A suggested method to attract FDI is highlighted in the report, the approach focuses on attracting foreign direct investment into leading sectors that are based on emerging technology, can achieve high growth levels, and have few incumbent players to avoid overcrowding the sector.



Cultivating Confidence Towards Attracting and Retaining FDIs

Privatization is a promising strategy for economic growth, enhancing government financial health to attract foreign investments. Embracing ESG principles is crucial for investor confidence, urging governments to establish clear regulations.

Family Business Succession Planning

Family businesses wield substantial economic influence in the Middle East, holding significant assets and budgets. However, as they pass through generations, maintaining growth, harmony, and direction becomes increasingly challenging due to dilution.

State of Computer Science and ICT education in the United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is strategically transitioning from oil and gas dependency to a knowledge-based economy, allocating substantial budgets to education, including programming and emerging technologies.