2012 SURVEY OF MIGRANT WORKERS IN THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL (GCC)COUNTRIES
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This report presents the results of the 2012 GCC survey of migrant workers residing in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The study was conducted by the Social and Economic Survey Research Institute at Qatar University. All those connected with this project are grateful to the thousands of migrant workers who gave their valuable time to participate in this survey. The successful completion of this survey was made possible through the contributions of many dedicated individuals who work for SESRI at Qatar University and for the Pan Arab Research Center (PARC) which, in collaboration with SESRI, collected the data in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. At SESRI, the 2012 GCC survey of migrant workers benefitted from a strong and dedicated leadership team. The project received enthusiastic support and valuable advice from Dr. Darwish Alemadi, Director of SESRI. Dr. Abdoulaye Diop, Head of Research at SESRI, was the Lead Principal Investigator and was involved in all phases of the project. Dr. Kien T. Le, Associate Research Professor at SESRI was the Co-Principal Investigator and was actively involved in the development, design, management, and data analysis of the project. Survey Operations Manager, Dr. Elmogiera Fadlallh Elsayed Elawad, was responsible for the recruitment and training of interviewers, as well as supervision of the data collection. Survey Research Technology Specialist, Anis Ben Ridha Miladi wrote the programming script for data collection in Qatar. Senior Research Assistants Semsia Al-Ali Mustafa, Mohammed Hassan M. T. AL-Subaey, Sara Ali Ahmed Zikri as well as Fatimah Ali A. Al-Fayyad Al-Khaldi, Policy Analyst, at SESRI, Qatar University, assisted the team throughout all the phases of the project including the writing of this report. John Lee Holmes, Head of CATI Operations and Catherine Samir Nasrallah, Research Assistant at SESRI, Qatar University, assisted in reviewing and editing this final manuscript. SESRI is also grateful to the Pan Arab Research Center (PARC) for conducting the data collection in Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SESRI recognizes and greatly appreciates the excellent work done by Sami Raffoul, PARC General Manager, Khaled H. Cheaib, Senior Researcher at PARC in assisting with the questionnaire design and data collection.
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