Gulf Cooperation Council
The World Bank has been a strong partner to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries for over 40 years. Governments in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have mobilized the Bank’s global knowledge and development experience through technical assistance programs over the years. Read Overview »


Sustainable Management of the Fisheries Sector in Oman: A Vision for Shared Prosperity

The goal of Vision 2040 is to create a profitable world-class fisheries sector that is ecologically sustainable and a net contributor to Oman's economy.

Engagement Notes
This note provides an overview of the recent progress and key economic challenges facing women in GCC countries.
This policy note summarizes the central health sector trends and challenges in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
This engagement note provides a snapshot of financial development in the GCC countries and identifies key areas of the financial sector reform agenda where the WBG can provide its support.

Knowledge Notes
This note is the first in the Gulf Cooperation Council knowledge notes aimed to promote debate, discussion, and dissemination of knowledge for the most pertinent development
This report analyzes how some key rules and regulations as well as institutional arrangements for the enforcement of competition law in the GCC may affect competition in the Small and medium
Oil prices have risen from January lows, although they remain low versus historical levels. With their high dependence on the oil sector, the prolonged period of low oil prices continues to have detrimental impacts on GCC economies.

GCC Countries

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Nadir A. Mohammed

Country Director of the GCC Countries

Firas Raad

World Bank Country Manager, Kuwait
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