While governments in the oil-rich states continue to invest heavily in infrastructure projects and see private sector spending increase, those countries that have seen new leaders installed following uprisings continue to struggle politically, impacting their economies and near-term growth prospects.

This webinar, presented by Editorial Director Richard Thompson on 22 January 2014, provides an overview of the near and long-term prospects for countries in the region, looking at their business and political opportunities and challenges. It includes:

  • Political, security and bureaucratic issues across the region
  • Employment, particularly for the youth population
  • Major projects challenges
  • Funding for new projects
  • Skills and materials capacity

The slides presented can be seen here.