Middle East Economic Survey


No 39


MEES Agenda

Saudi Education Changes Underpin Moves To Dialogue And Reform

After succeeding the late King Fahd earlier this year, King 'Abd Allah ibn ʹAbd al-ʹAziz promised to continue to strive for reform. A sign of this commitment was his decision, a week after becoming king, to pardon and release from custody two Saudi reformists. Furthermore, he promised to take steps to tackle poverty and unemployment. As part of efforts to...