Gulf Cooperation Council
Activities in the Gulf encompass key areas in which the World Bank has expertise. Currently, the largest programs cover: economic management, financial sector reforms, private sector development, governance, transport, social protection and labor, and education. 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.

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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Nadir A. Mohammed

Country Director of the GCC Countries

Firas Raad

World Bank Country Manager, Kuwait
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