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Population Growth and Government Modernisation Efforts

Abstract: 
Because of the economic and job market requirements, the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries have acquired extremely high proportion of migrant workers in the world, and is considered as the third largest in the world after the European Union and North America. Supported by the expansion of the oil industry, the colossal influx of foreign residents and workforce led to the exacerbation of the demographic imbalance in the GCC countries. This had an enormous impact on the region’s landscape both socially and economically. There are serious concerns among GCC countries about the stability of the national identity in light of the disproportionate population demographics. This paper touches upon the subject of the national identity in GCC countries, and present some recent statistics about the population demographics. It also presents one of the approaches followed by the GCC countries; namely, identity management systems, to allow their governments and policy makers develop and regulate their national identity strategies and the labour market.
Author: 
Dr. Ali M. Al-Khouri
Institution: 
Emirates Identity Authority
Year: 
2016
Input By: 
Mohamed Al Ghailani
Affiliation: 
MI-ESM608-2016-Group#3
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Industry Focus: 
Information & Telecommunication
Other Services
Country: 
United Arab Emirates
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