The emirate is working to encourage investment and development in key non-energy sectors, including transport and education.
The story of Kuwait’s economy, like so many of its neighbours, has been dominated by oil and, before that, by pearling and fishing, so it is little surprise that Kuwait Vision 2035 draws on the country’s trading past to secure its future. Large-scale infrastructure projects and increased private sector participation in the local economy should help the country navigate challenging external economic conditions.
Hydrocarbons remain the mainstay of Algeria’s economy, although following the drop in oil prices since mid-2014, the government is hastening efforts to encourage investment in other sectors, with a particular focus on industry and agriculture. While foreign reserve and government debt levels are under pressure, both appear set to remain reasonably comfortable over the near future.