In 2013 and 2014, the World Bank contracted Locus Economica to peer review feasibility studies being prepared by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill regarding the development of special economic zones in Kuwait. These studies were enhanced and augmented in line with international standards based on Locus Economica's recommendations.
In 2013, Locus Economica was retained by the World Bank to assess the opportunity and potential nature and location of a technology park in Kuwait on behalf its central agency for information technology (CAIT). The firm provided strategic and real-estate market recommendations in this context.
The World Bank again contracted Locus Economica in 2013 to assist with the economic and legal possibilities for the creation of the Kuwait Petroleum Industrial Park. The firm provided guidance concerning SEZ strategy and operations, project management, and economic and sector analysis.