Arab World Competitiveness Report 2007

| Apr. 10, 2007

United Arab Emirates is the most competitive economy in the Arab world among the countries at the third and most advanced stage of development according to The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2007, released by the World Economic Forum. It is followed by Qatar and Kuwait. Among countries at the second stage of development, Tunisia and Oman are the best performing Arab economies while Egypt is the regional best performer in the third group of countries.

This year’s report has expanded coverage to 13 Arab economies – Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Syria, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates. Libya, Oman and Syria are assessed for the first time. Rankings are presented in three country groups according to the stage of development to enable benchmarking against peers in other parts of the world.

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For Academic Citation: Mario I. Blejer, Paul Dyer, Simon Gray, Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, Robert Z. Laurence, Tarik Yousef. “Arab World Competitiveness Report 2007.” , April 10, 2007.