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.
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March 10, 2017 — The World Bank Group and the Ministry of Social Development in Oman launched a training program to equip social workers with the tools they needed to encourage beneficiaries to find work.
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October 31, 2016 — The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain are the two top ranking Middle East and North Africa countries and two of the top ten global improvers, according to the Doing Business 2017 global rankings released recently.
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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.
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