GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

The Future of Jobs in the Middle East

The Future of Jobs in the Middle East report


As the world enters the age of the 4th industrial revolution marked by the accelerating innovation and adoption of ever more sophisticated automation technologies, the future of work has re-emerged as a fundamental question among policy-makers, business leaders, workers, and the broader public around the globe.

Most of the existing research and reports have focused on the impact of automation in advanced, industrial countries, e.g. the OECD member states. In this report, we instead focus on scenarios for the future evolution of jobs and workforce automation in the Middle East by building and extending on recent and ongoing research on the “Future of Work” by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).