The General Reserve Sector (GRS) is the depository of all the surpluses balances for the state of Kuwait balance of payments- also it is the country's source of funding for any balance of payments deficits. The GRS portfolio consists of investments distributed locally, regionally, and in other MENA (Middle East and North Africa) countries. The GRS investments activities consist of investment in different asset classes such as equity, real-estate, funds, fixed income instruments, and other investments. The GRS also holds other government assets, including Kuwait's participation in public enterprises such as the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, as well as Kuwait's participation in multilateral and international organizations, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development. The GRS managed its investments activities through the different departments such as Equity, Real-estate, Institutions and New Projects, Loans and Deposits, and the Follow Up dept.​​​