For his Role in Global Development

WBG honored His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for supporting social and economic development globally.

Doing Business 2019

Saudi Arabia continued its efforts to improve the business climate for domestic small and medium sized businesses.



Issam Abousleiman

Country Director of the GCC Countries

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Feb 06, 2019

The Mobility of Displaced Syrians: An Economic and Social Analysis

This report identifies key factors weighing on Syrian refugees contemplating a return home and analyzes how changing conditions in Syria might affect their decisions.

Nov 13, 2018

Expectations and Aspirations: A New Framework for Education in the Middle ...

The report outlines a new framework with a three-pronged approach. Unleashing education’s potential will require a ‘push’ for learning, a ‘pull’ for skills and a new ‘pact for education.

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