Five years after Vision 2030 was unveiled, many noteworthy achievements have been made to support the Kingdom’s economic diversification objectives and build a prosperous future for the people of Saudi Arabia. The Vision Realization Programs have achieved remarkable successes across the vision's pillars:
• A Vibrant Society: This pillar has progressed as a result of adopting healthy lifestyles and serving Hajj & Umrah pilgrims from all around the world, in addition to embracing the Kingdom's archaeological sites and getting them inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
• A Thriving Economy: This pillar has achieved the 2030 target for women's participation in the workforce in 2020. Additionally, the assets of the Public Investment Fund have grown significantly, and the contribution of SMEs to the GDP has increased.
• An Ambitious Nation: This pillar has made progress in the two strategic objectives; "Effectively Governed" and "Responsibly Enabled", as non-oil revenues increased significantly in 2020, and the number of volunteers doubled annually to reach 409K volunteers in 2020.
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.
People in Saudi Arabia are Living Healthier and Happier Lives
The average life expectancy in Saudi Arabia has increased from 74.8 to 75.6 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.