Since the launch of Vision 2030, many achievements have supported Saudi Arabia's transformation, enabling the Kingdom to grow its economy, empower its citizens and deliver a future full of opportunity. The 11 Vision Realization Programs were designed to translate Vision 2030 into action and have helped deliver remarkable successes across the three pillars:
• A Vibrant Society: Vision 2030 recognizes the importance of a vibrant society where everyone enjoys a rich, happy and fulfilling life as a strong foundation for economic prosperity. Our vibrant society is characterized by strong roots and strong foundations that emphasize moderate Islam, national pride, Saudi heritage and Islamic culture, while also offering world class entertainment options, sustainable living, care in the community, and efficient social and health care systems.
• A Thriving Economy: A key focus for Vision 2030 is in creating an environment that unlocks business opportunities, broadens the economic base, and creates jobs for all Saudis. We will achieve this by leveraging Saudi Arabia’s unique location and potential, attracting the best talent, and increasing global investment.
• An Ambitious Nation: Vision 2030 is creating a high-performing government that is effective, transparent and accountable. It is empowering citizens, the private sector and non-profit organizations to take the initiative in identifying opportunities for realizing the agenda’s objectives.
Saudi Arabia Welcomes Regional Visitors
GCC residents wishing to discover Saudi Arabia’s history and enjoy its tourist offerings can apply for a new visitor visa. The number of visitors increased by 56,000+ in just one month.
Saudi Arabia sees a Significant Drop in Traffic-Related Fatalities
The Kingdom has invested heavily in the construction and maintenance of road infrastructure. The number of road accident deaths in Saudi Arabia has decreased by 55% in 5 years.
Patients in Saudi Arabia are Receiving Emergency Medical Care Faster Than Ever
Saudi Arabia’s health care system has benefited from substantive investment and increased digitization. 90%+ of patients received emergency or urgent medical care within 4 hours of arrival.
People in Saudi Arabia are Living Healthier and Happier Lives
The average life expectancy in Saudi Arabia has increased from 74.8 to 75.3 years between 2016 and 2020 and the Kingdom is ranked as the 3rd happiest country in the Arab World in the 2022 World Happiness Report.
Saudi Arabia Offers a Front Row Seat to World-Class Entertainment
Saudi Arabia has organized over 3,800 entertainment events attended by 80+ million people.
More Saudi Families own Homes than Ever Before
The percentage of Saudis who own a home increased from 47% to 60% between 2016 and 2020.
Saudi Women Are Now Fulfilling Their Dreams
Saudi Arabia scored 80/100 in the 2022 World Bank Women,Business and Law Report, up to 10 points from 2020.
Hajj and Umrah Guests are Experiencing an Improved and Efficient Pilgrim Experience
The launch of the Haramain high-speed train, which connects Jeddah Airport with Makkah and Madinah, has greatly improved the experience for pilgrims traveling through Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia Prioritizes the Conservation and Protection of Native Plants and Animals
Seven Royal Nature Reserves were established to conserve native plant and animal species and protect endemic, fragile and endangered species in the Kingdom. Of the seven, the King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve is the largest in the Middle East.
The Latest Fintech Services Are Facilitating the Ease of doing Business in Saudi Arabia
27 licensed FinTech companies have been licensed to support investments and make payment and shopping experiences easier for everyone.
Saudi Arabia is a World-Leading Industrial Power
Revenues from the mining sector have reached $265+ m, the highest so far. This sector is one of many that contribute to the Kingdom’s economic diversification.
Saudi Arabia is Training its Young People to succeed in the Global Labor Market
Saudi Arabia ranked 9th place globally in the 2021 UNDP Technical and Vocational Training Index, highlighting the Kingdom's commitment to training its young people, preparing them for the global labor market, and supporting them to seize future opportunities.
Saudi Arabia Provides a Supportive Ecosystem for SMEs to Thrive
With over 892K+ SMEs registered since the launch of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia continues to support innovation and entrepreneurship by providing $695m+ in indirect lending initiatives to more than 2,300 beneficiaries.
Saudi Arabia is Committed to Ensuring the Safety and Health of Workers
Saudi Arabia was lauded by the ILO for its establishment of the National Strategic Program for Occupational Safety and Health. The number of organizations that complied with current occupation standards more than quadrupled from 15% in 2015 to 65% in 2022.
Women are Joining the Workforce at an Unprecedented Pace
Saudi female labor participation increased from 19.4% to 35.6% between 2016 and 2021.
The Public Investment Fund (PIF) is Achieving Remarkable Growth
PIF’s total global assets increased from 5% in 2016 to 31% in 2020, while its assets under management almost tripled, to around $400bn during the same period.
Saudi Arabia is Diversifying its Economy and Creating Exciting Opportunities
Non-oil government revenue has increased by nearly 122% in the past five years, from $44 bn in 2015 to $107 bn in 2021.
Saudi Arabia leads the G20 in Digital Competitiveness
Saudi Arabia has ranked 2nd place in digital competitiveness of G20 in 2021 Digital Riser Report by the European Center for Digital Competitiveness.
Saudi Arabia is Investing Heavily in Digital Infrastructure
In the June 2022 Opensignal Global 5G Benchmark, the Kingdom ranks 2nd for 5G Availability in the Middle East, 3rd for 5G Reach and 4th in 5G Download Speed.
Saudi Learning Cities Offers Inclusive Education for All Ages
Yanbu Industrial City was added to UNESCO's Global Network of Learning Cities, the second Saudi city to be included after Jubail Industrial City. Yanbu Industrial City promotes a culture of lifelong learning and empowers individuals of all ages by teaching them the skills needed to support national development.
Saudi Arabia Enables E-Gaming Developers
$265+ K was allocated to incubate local game developers and designers as part of the Game Founders Program. The Program supported 100 Saudi game developers and entrepreneurs, offering training and mentorship for over a year to accelerate the commercial launch of their games.
Saudi Arabia is accelerating Digital Transformation to Improve Government Efficiency
The Najiz portal has digitized 160 judicial services and provided assistance to 38+ million beneficiaries.
Saudis Are Working Together to Help their Communities Thrive
The number of volunteers in Saudi Arabia has increased 14-fold from 34K+ in 2016 to 484K+ in 2021.
Saudis Dedicate Millions of Hours to Volunteering
Thanks to the digitization of the Health Volunteering Platform, more Saudis than ever are applying for volunteering opportunities. The Platform has enabled more than 380K generous Saudis to volunteer their time supporting their communities, totaling 18 million cumulative hours of volunteering efforts.
Saudi Arabia led the World in Government Response to COVID-19
Saudi Arabia ranked 1st globally for its government response to COVID-19 and entrepreneurs’ response to COVID-19 in the 2020/2021 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor.
Saudi Arabia Ensures Patients Have Access to Top Medical Care
Launched in 2022, the SEHA Virtual Hospital is the largest in the world, utilizing the latest technologies to support vital health facilities linked to 130 hospitals and provide 34 specialized services.