The governments of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have decided to change their economic development model...
Innovative technologies offer GCC countries a means of managing significant fiscal, safety, environmental, and accessibility challenges in their transportation systems.
In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, family businesses face significant common challenges.They are dealing with problems of generation transition, an increasingly challenging...
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries should reform how they price domestic natural gas in order to incentivize upstream gas investments. The prevailing regime of low and fixed prices...
GCC militaries’ logistics systems are often not performing to expectation as these armed forces lack sufficient experience with actual operations. By changing their mindset...
The government, local content providers, telecom operators, and global platform providers can play an important role in jump-starting digital content ecosystems by investing...
Turkey can accelerate the reach of national broadband with six policy measures: evolve and boost commercialization channels; reduce the cost of ownership for end users; scale up relevant local applications and content...
The construction industry in the GCC has grown rapidly over the past decade driven by such factors as high oil prices and a growing population.
Autonomous trucks are an emerging technology with significant potential benefits for GCC countries, particularly given the region’s plans to shift to a knowledge-based...
Large GCC group organizations which master the art of group-wide collaborative sourcing can capture significant amount of value through such factors...
In the U.S. and Europe, financial technology (FinTech) “ecosystems” have stimulated technological innovation, made financial markets and systems more efficient, and improved the overall customer experience. These ecosystems...
The United Arab Emirates needs a coherent energy-efficiency strategy. This should include a tailored regulatory framework; a communications and information initiatives to persuade residents, builders, and other stakeholders to reduce their energy consumption; and research and development to ensure that the UAE is capitalizing on emerging technology to boost efficiency.
The continuing success of digitization initiatives in the Middle East brings with it an added and growing exposure to the risk of cyber-attacks, whether from other states or criminals. Countries need a strategic response that mobilizes stakeholders and builds preventive and reactive cyber-security capabilities.
Oil and gas companies need a dynamic strategy that is flexible enough to adapt to changes in the operating environment. Differentiating capabilities set the broad direction of travel, but companies will be able to adapt, as sailors do, in response to changes in the prevailing wind.
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