Introduction

KAPSARC’s annual research agenda addresses and engages with the interests of its stakeholders, offering informed insights into the impacts of local, regional and global energy-related issues.

This year’s agenda covers a broad range of initiatives, from the potential impact of global freight on Saudi energy demand to emissions reduction policies that could help the Kingdom meet its commitments to the Paris Agreement.

Active initiatives 10

Total Publications 258

Researchers 79

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Evaluation of Public Investment Projects Evaluation of Public Investment Projects

AIM

The Kingdom has begun to diversify its economy, changing its resource use and creating new development opportunities. This initiative assesses the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources to inform Saudi Arabia’s economic decision-making. It will also help shape a framework for evaluating public investment projects in the Kingdom.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Future of Transport and Fuel Demand Future of Transport and Fuel Demand

AIM

This initiative aims to advance the understanding of passenger transport energy demand using a network analysis of future passenger transport activity, starting from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also investigates how changes in freight movement globally will alter the Kingdom’s energy demand.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Regional Energy Markets Regional Energy Markets

AIM

This initiative analyzes energy market integration among Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the implications of China’s changing energy demand, energy policies and security strategies for Saudi Arabia. It also assesses India’s energy demand drivers, the significance of its energy policies, and security strategies for the Kingdom.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Climate Change Policies and Governance Climate Change Policies and Governance

AIM

This initiative will investigate emissions-reduction policies to provide options to Saudi policymakers as they implement the Paris Agreement and prepare to negotiate the new nationally determined contributions. It will also examine development pathways that can help Saudi Arabia achieve its economic and carbon abatement goals.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Future of Global Oil Markets Future of Global Oil Markets

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This initiative investigates what role oil can play in an environmentally sustainable future energy and feedstock mix. It also considers the extent to which the Kingdom needs to diversify and bolster its economy to remove its reliance on oil revenue and oil-based economic activity.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Future of Natural Gas Markets Future of Natural Gas Markets

AIM

This initiative explores the potential of Saudi Arabia’s consumption, domestic supply, and natural gas trade in the global context. It will provide a roadmap for a functioning, competitive and globally connected natural gas market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Electricity Sector Transitions Electricity Sector Transitions

AIM

This initiative explores the role of electric power in the energy transition and investigates how the transition will affect the global supply of and demand for electricity. How Saudi Arabia can mitigate the risks and capitalize on the opportunities presented by this transition are questions at the forefront of the initiative.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Energy and Economic Vulnerability Energy and Economic Vulnerability

AIM

In an interconnected world, national economies and societies are vulnerable to global energy price shocks and disruptions to energy systems. This initiative will explore policies that can help identify and mitigate against such risks in the Kingdom and help it achieve macroeconomic stability.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Models, Data and Tools Models, Data and Tools

AIM

This research aims to assess the opportunity costs of Saudi energy resources, to inform Saudi Arabia’s economic decision-making. It will also help shape a framework for evaluating public investment projects tailored to the Saudi economy’s specific characteristics.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release

Productivity and Economic Diversification Productivity and Economic Diversification

AIM

This initiative focuses on the relationship between employment and sustainable economic growth in Saudi Arabia, and the determining factors that lead to business growth and job creation. It also examines the drivers of productivity in the country and how they might impact upon the Kingdom’s economic diversification.

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Productivity and Economic Diversification
Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

Energy productivity highlighted as a green growth strategy

27 November 2018 Press release