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Investing in human capital

Human capital is one of the resources that play a key role in how well any business performs. An investment in human capital is an investment in the qualities of the people who comprise your workforce, which includes their intelligence, knowledge, education, training, talents, skills and experience. Quality human capital means better job performance from your employees and a better bottom line for your company.

Bahrain is home to a highly skilled local and global workforce with the best human capital development in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Qualities of Bahrain’s human capital

Tech Savvy

Bahrain ranks 1st globally for the percentage of internet users, with a 98% internet penetration.

(WEF 2018)


Over 70% of employees in the ICT sector are locals, and 60% of the ICT workforce in Bahrain is in the 18-24 age bracket.

(National statistics)


Bahrain ranks 1st in MENA for test scores and years of schooling.

(World Bank Human Capital Index 2018)


90% of our ICT workforce is fluent in English and Arabic, the two most commonly spoken languages in Bahrain and Bahrain ranks 1st in MENA and 3rd worldwide in language skills.

(National statistics, Expat Insider Survey, Internations 2019)

Access MENA’s top talent in Bahrain

MENA's top youth development

(The Commonwealth Youth Development Index 2016)

MENA's top human capital development

Based on the level of knowledge, skills, and health people can expect to accumulate in a country

(World Bank Human Capital Index 2018)

Very high human capital development

Based on a standard of living, health and knowledge expectancy

(UNDP Human Development Report 2018)

Tamkeen’s substantial investments in human capital

We understand that an ongoing investment in human capital benefits the economic outlook for everyone. Backed by Tamkeen’s continued support of human resource development in all sectors, the quality of Bahrain’s workforce is able to consistently remain one of the best in the region.


Invested in the private sector to support economic growth

Over 12,000 Bahrainis

Trained from 2015 to 2017

Over 38,000 participants

In career progression and training initiatives

The bottom line

When you invest in Bahrain, you gain access to a robust and reliable labor market that already offers the best human capital in the region, coupled with an ongoing commitment to education and training.

Bahrain has made, and continues to make, significant investments in developing its human capital, as well as other resources, to constantly enrich both its local and global workforce and to strengthen the economic foothold of businesses who choose to operate here.

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