GCC: Workforce Nationalisation and Localisation Programs - Key Considerations

15. January 2019

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Saudi Aramco have implemented localisation programs (PDO and ADNOC: In Country Value or ICV and Saudi Aramco: In-Kingdom Total Value Add Program or IKTVA). While ICV and IKTVA do not necessarily require for workforce to be nationalised, the countries’ respective workforcenationalisation programs may require such steps. This legal briefing gives an overview on how workforce nationalisation and localisation programs are connected and what suppliers need to take into consideration.