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De-risking the Investment Landscape .. High-impact FDI policies for the GCC

De-risking the Investment
De-risking the Investment
  • The Historical Context of Global FDI

  • Factors Impacting Investment in the GCC

  • Policies to Encourage Sustainable FDI


Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) receive low inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) compared to their global peers. This report explores the underlying reasons for this historical trend examining the countries’ abundance of domestic capital and the substantial barriers to foreign investment that have acted as inhibiting factors thus far.

A suggested method to attract FDI is highlighted in the report, the approach focuses on attracting foreign direct investment into leading sectors that are based on emerging technology, can achieve high growth levels, and have few incumbent players to avoid overcrowding the sector.



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