|Abstract||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
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.