27-29 November 2010
Intercontinental Hotel - Abu Dhabi
The first workshop centered on the structural contexts and overarching objectives of the ¿nationalization¿ initiatives by dealing with the political and socio- economic frameworks of the GCC countries and their respective development trajectories, particularly in relation to economic diversification and regional integration. It focused on the following questions:
- What are the bases and objectives of the nationalization plans in each of the six GCC countries?
- How do they mesh with the countries¿ countries' overall economic development strategies, diversification plans, and attempts at regional integration?
- What are the structural deficiencies in these nationalization plans that might have hindered their effectiveness to date?