By Alanoud Al Sharekh, Ph.D., University of London
Kuwait’s economy has been stagnant over the past decade due to political instability, fluctuating oil prices, and endemic corruption. To combat this situation, Kuwait has attempted to develop a robust business sector through fundamental policy shifts away from monopolies and toward the creation of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Al Sharekh explores Kuwaiti SME development in short issue briefs (in English and in Arabic) and a longer research paper. All are part of a series on pluralism and inclusion in the Middle East generously supported by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.