In its function as a think tank, the API conducts in-house research and studies, and collaborates with experts from other Arab, regional and international institutions. 





Through its technical apparatus and in cooperation with experts and Arab, regional

and international organizations, the Arab Planning Institute conducts field studies

and researches on matters related to economic and social development in Arab

countries. The researches and studies carried out by API are characterized by

focusing on applied aspects based on examining the case studies and evaluating

the experiences of various countries in development and developmental policies.

This fosters API’s work in the areas of consultancy and institutional support.



·         Development Management issues: Through studying and evaluating the strategies supporting the development process in Arab countries and realizing sustained development.

·         Sectoral Development issues: Paying attention to studying and analyzing the performance of various economic, productive and services sectors in Arab countries, while focusing on high value-added sectors such as the agricultural, industrial and tourism sectors as well as focusing on economic diversification.

·         Social development issues: These include studying and analyzing facts about poverty, unemployment and wealth distribution justice in Arab countries, in addition to issues related to Arab labor markets, the role of women and youth in the national economy, and issues of education, health, and environment economies.


·         Regional and International Development Environment issues: Studying the facts related to Arab cooperation with regional and international surroundings in various Areas such as international trade, direct investment, capital markets, issues of fiscal and financing flows, and matters related to international crises, foreign debts etc.


·         Small and medium enterprises: Encouraging applied researches in the areas of financing, managing and sustaining SMEs, issues related to incubators and other matters related to the SME sector in Arab countries.




- Rules and criteria of evaluating services projects, in favor of the Ministry of Planning- State of Kuwait.

- Custom Tariff protection and exemptions and methods of supporting and encouraging national industries, in favor of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, State of Kuwait.

- Evaluating collective economic agreements, in favor of the Ministry of Finance, State of Kuwait.

- Project management and systems, in favor of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, State of Kuwait.

- Notes on the challenges of economic security in the State of Kuwait.

- Regional economic developments and their impact on the State of Kuwait.

- A guide of development concepts and terminologies used in GCC member states, in favor of the GCC Secretariat, Riyad, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

- Methods of following up industrial projects, in favor of the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC).

- The future of labor markets in GCC member states.

- Challenges of economic development in Gulf countries.

- Evaluating the development experience in GCC member states.

- Measuring the efficiency of banks in GCC member states.

- Policies supporting the competitiveness of Arab private sector companies.

- Human capital and development in Arab countries.

- Official development aid, economic performance and poverty with referral to Arab countries.

- Efficiency of Arab banks.

- Control frameworks in Arab stock markets.

- Determinants of direct foreign investment flows into Arab countries.

- Reconsidering the problem of unemployment in the Arab region.

- Gender gap and development: Is there any privacy left for Arab societies?

- Foundations of building a stereotype country model for evaluating economic policies.

- Supporting competitive capacities of Arab countries in international markets.