Research Briefing | Nov 18, 2021

UAE and Qatar have the highest FDI attractiveness

MENA | UAE and Qatar have the highest FDI attractiveness

FDI is in an important pillar of growth and diversification agendas across the MENA region and, in particular, in the GCC. Several countries have set ambitious targets for FDI that see significant increases on FDI from the pre-Covid years.

What you will learn:

  • This Research Brief develops an attractiveness scorecard for MENA based on labour dynamics, quality of infrastructure, business environment and domestic and export market potential.
  • For several countries in the Middle East, attracting FDI is an important pillar of their growth diversification strategy. Saudi Arabia recently announced that it hopes to attract FDI of US$100bn.
  • Overall, UAE has the highest FDI attractiveness score, closely followed by Qatar, Turkey and Israel.

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