Gulf Cooperation Council
Technical cooperation between the World Bank and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began over forty years ago with advisory services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and expanded over time to cover the other GCC countries. In 2016, the size of the GCC Reimbursable Advisory Services program is expected to reach US$30 million and is expected to be close to US$45 million in 2017. Read Overview »

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.

This first GCC knowledge notes is based on the pollution load assessment reports for Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar prepared as part of the Gulf Environmental Partnership.

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Nadir A. Mohammed

Country Director of the GCC Countries

Firas Raad

World Bank Country Manager, Kuwait
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