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Industry & Sectoral Research Capabilities

Industry Studies & Sectoral Research Capabilities

D&B has delivered over 300 engagements with clients in the region. Our Industry Research Capabilities span multiple sectors of the economy.

Select Focus Sectors

  • Manufacturing/Industrial Sector studies: Aluminum, Steel & Metals, Plastics, Chemicals, etc.
  • Financial Services studies are for: Banks, Insurance, Private Equity.
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals
  • Food & Beverage.
  • Engineering & Construction, Building Materials.
  • Education.
  • Retail/Distribution, Wholesale/Trading.
  • Tourism.
  • Information Technology.
  • Among several others.

Our Industry Research Experience based on studies

D&B has executed several projects entailing sector and Industry research. We have trained practitioners as well as industry experts who execute these projects. The Industry research projects typically entail conducting detailed secondary research and primary research with industry players as well as stakeholders based on studies results. We work extensively with technical sector experts, and ensure we cover all relevant parts of the industry value chain.

For more information see some sample projects below:

Project Name

Value Chain Study, Abu Dhabi

Project Objective

Value Chain Analysis across multiple sectors including Transportation & Logistics, Construction, Information Technology, Petrochemicals, Metals, Food & Beverage Processing and Tourism.

  • Study the current and future (as per Vision 2030) status of the Abu Dhabi economy, with reference to 12 major (primary) sectors.
  • To identify 6 major sectors in Abu Dhabi with potential for Industry growth.

D&B Methodology

  • Deep dive into 6 primary sectors – using value chain analysis and related tools.
  • Profile the sub-sectors (i.e. value chains) with high potential for investment opportunities.
  • Road-map and high-level implementation plan for Khalifa Fund to play a developmental role.
  • Total interviews conducted in Abu Dhabi – 300+

Project Name

Cluster Studies, Dubai

Project Objective

Undertake 6 Industry Studies in Dubai including Transportation & Logistics, Media, Information Technology, Food & Beverage Processing, Tourism and Hospitality

  • Identify drivers of and barriers to growth of the selected industries.
  • Identify areas for improvement and opportunities for growth for businesses.
  • Identify possible policies that need to change.

D&B Methodology

    • Competitiveness analysis of the industries as a whole and of the SMEs within them.
    • Development of a policy intervention framework.
    • Total interviews conducted in Dubai – 250+.
    • Total interviews conducted in Abu Dhabi – 300+

Project Name

Market Gap Study, Bahrain

Project Objective

Bahrain Market Gap Study across 12 major sectors (including petrochemicals, metals, transportation & logistics, machinery, etc.)

  • Understand market gaps, sector development priorities and challenges
  • Identify and prioritize sub-sectors and identify policy intervention areas for government.

D&B Methodology

  • Deployment of taxonomy analysis and a value chain approach.
  • Development ‘Market Attractiveness’ and ‘Bahraini Readiness’ Framework.
  • Total industry leader interviews: 350+

Project Name

Manufacturing Sector – Opportunity Identification, Oman

Project Objective

Identify Investment opportunities in the manufacturing sector in Oman

  • Identify a list of product opportunities (non-oil) that can be manufactured in Oman.
  • Identify opportunities for that can add to the ‘In-Country Value’ program in Oman.

D&B Methodology

  • Detailed taxonomy analysis and sector/sub-sector filtration.
  • Investment profiles for top 10 key opportunities

Project Name

Plastic Products – Opportunity Evaluation, Oman

Project Objective

Identify Investment Opportunities in the Plastic Industry in Oman

  • Identify a list of product opportunities (non-oil) that can be manufactured in Oman.
  • Identify opportunities for utilization of local feedstock.

D&B Methodology

  • Detailed taxonomy analysis and sector/sub-sector filtration.
  • Pre-Feasibility studies for 3 key opportunities.