Tamkeen is a public authority established in August 2006, tasked with supporting Bahrain’s private sector and positioning it as the key driver of economic growth and development. Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 has been established to lay the foundations of new economic opportunities with the guiding principles of sustainability, competitiveness, and innovation.
Underlying this important Vision, Tamkeen was formed to contribute to the development and strengthening of the private sector, paving the way for Bahrain’s ongoing diversification to a technology-driven knowledge-based, globally competitive and sustainable economy.
Tamkeen has two primary objectives - firstly, foster the development and growth of enterprises, and second provide support to enhance the productivity and training of the national workforce. To achieve these objectives -Tamkeen’s 2018-2020 strategy focuses on Diversifying offerings, Accelerate delivery and Sustaining Impact. A number of innovative programs are provided to Bahraini individuals and businesses across all economic sectors which includes training, financing, grants, advisory, entrepreneurship support and others. These programs help develop the capabilities of Bahraini individuals and enterprises in the Kingdom.
With over 330 different initiatives, Tamkeen served more than 230,000 Bahraini individuals and businesses to date.