Planning in Saudi Arabia

  • John Presley
  • Tony Westaway
Part of the Case-Studies in Economic Development book series (CASIED)


The recent economic development of Saudi Arabia has been rapid by any standards. Given the Kingdom’s position in the world economy today it is easy to overlook the fact that economic development did not really begin until the late 1960s, although social and political development has its roots in the early eighteenth century.


Private Sector Labour Force Saudi Arabia Development Plan Government Expenditure 
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© V. N. Balasubramanyam and John Maynard Bates 1993

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  • John Presley
  • Tony Westaway

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