UAE: Abu Dhabi Economy

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Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE are continuing their efforts to mitigate humanitarian crises and address development challenges around the world. Backed by federal- and emirate-level government funding, as well as increasing private sector engagement, the UAE’s global foreign aid has risen considerably over the past five years, taking the form of...

 

Abu Dhabi is the largest of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, in terms of both its land mass and economy, and home to the majority of the country’s energy production and reserves. According to Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD), the emirate’s economy expanded at a rate of 31.7% in 2005 and 32.3% in 2011 in nominal terms. Although...

 

GCC countries have long appreciated the importance of education for their sustained development. However, the sector, and higher education in particular, has risen as a priority over the past decade with the launch of ambitious economic diversification plans across the region. These strategies seek to harness the potential of the GCC’s...

 

One of the core aspects of Abu Dhabi’s drive to boost the efficiency of public spending is a reorganisation of the emirate’s investment vehicles and stateowned commercial arms. These include sovereign wealth funds, domestically oriented conglomerates, banks and other institutions commonly referred to as government-related entities (GREs). The...

 

How can the province support the energy sector’s growth in an environmentally responsible manner?

 

In both Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE, diversification away from the hydrocarbons sector is a key component of economic planning, and the emirate is moving to increase the role of non-oil exports in its trading profile. This will be largely supported by continued investment in the emirate’s port infrastructure, industrial and free zones, and the...

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