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As Egypt is the most-populous Arab nation and third-most populous in Africa, population pressure is driving the nation’s economic agenda, with an estimated 3.5m young Egyptians entering the labour force by 2023. Recent years have seen an array of public initiatives aimed at encouraging private sector activity, but these remain hampered by a challenging economic backdrop and structural hurdles.

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Efforts are under way in Oman to construct a number of new hospitals and health centres to help meet the growing demands being placed on the national health care system. In 2015 nearly 326,000 patients received treatment and around 102,000 surgical operations were performed in Oman, which has a population of roughly 4.5m, according to...

 

Oman boasts a universal health care system, which offers free primary health care to Omanis and subsidised care for the foreign population of the sultanate. Over the past four decades greater access to medical facilities and doctors has greatly improved the lifespan of Omani citizens, who have seen their life expectancies increase from 49.3...

Chapter | Health from The Report: Oman 2017

Oman boasts a universal health care system, which offers free primary health care to Omanis and subsidised care to foreign residents. Over the past four decades greater access to medical facilities and doctors has greatly improved the lifespan of Omani citizens, who have seen their life expectancies increase from 49.3 years in 1970 to roughly 76 years in 2016. However, the cost of the public...

Bahrain has continued to incentivise growth in financial technology (fintech) following the introduction of new regulations that will allow lenders to expand and upgrade their digital offerings.

What is being done to meet the population's growing demand for energy?

Articles & Analysis | Prime position: Page 28 from The Report: Egypt 2019

Egypt in brief Building off the past: Egypt looks to increase its influence in connecting the MENA region with the rest of Africa Interview: President Abdel Fattah El Sisi Pushing for policy: Recent political and social changes are preparing the country to take on historical and modern challenges Africa bound: Egypt is looking to work with African...