Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. XLVIII

No 39

26-September-2005

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...