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August 2023 / VIDEO

A new era of Gulf aid: potential winners and losers

A new era of Gulf aid could emerge—which countries could potentially benefit, and which could miss out?

Key Insights

  • Whether or not a country may receive financial assistance from the Gulf in a distressed situation will likely have important implications for their investment outlook.
  • Gulf aid has evolved over time, and a clear trend is the rise of conditionality, which means that countries have to implement reforms in order to receive support.
  • A framework developed to determine the likelihood of a country receiving financial aid shows that Bahrain and Oman are most likely, while Lebanon is least likely.




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