Madar Research Group has published United Arab Emirates Knowledge Economy 2006, the first complete assessment of the United Arab Emirates' progress towards a knowledge-based economy.
It is the testimony to the significant progress made in the UAE over the past few years as contrasted with that in Europe, mainly sponsored by TECOM Investments, in addition to Samsung and Huawei. The 110-page publication provides an overview of where the seven emirates, individually and collectively, stand in terms of building the institutional, infrastructural and human resources components of a knowledge economy. It also outlines the roadmap the UAE is likely to follow in future as its leaders seek to create a niche for the country in the global economy. This inaugurates a Knowledge Economy Series which will be published periodically on Gulf Cooperation Council member states and other Arab countries. It offers an easy read on a wealth of information, analyses and forecasts based on primary research data generated by Madar Research and secondary data gathered from official sources and global surveys from the World Bank and other sources. It also highlights aspects of weakness and strength in UAE's knowledge economy base, in addition to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. More than 50,000 copies in English and Arabic languages will be distributed in print and electronic formats to government officials, business leaders and the media in the UAE and the region. An electronic copy (PDF) of United Arab Emirates Knowledge Economy 2006 is available at www.madarresearch.com.