SAUDI ARABIA

 

The Elusive Costs And Benefits Of Saudization

 

Saudi Arabia plans to spend $4bn per year on efforts to increase the proportion of Saudi nationals in the country’s workforce.  Riyadh faces many challenges in its attempts to implement this ‘Saudization’ policy.

By Ali Aissaoui*

 

In early August, the Saudi Ministry of Labor (MoL) released its statistical report for 20131. More than just a collection of statistics, this 145-page...