The National Transformation Program aims to develop the necessary infrastructure and create an environment that enables the public, private and non-profit sectors to achieve Vision 2030. This will be accomplished by achieving governmental operational excellence, supporting digital transformation, enabling the private sector, developing economic partnerships, and promoting social development, in addition to ensuring the sustainability of vital resources.
The Program was launched in 2016 to achieve governmental operational excellence and establish the necessary infrastructure to improve economic enablers and raise the standard of living through its eight strategic themes. These include transforming healthcare, improving living standards & safety, ensuring the sustainability of vital resources, social empowerment and non-profit sector development, achieving governmental operational excellence, improving labor market accessibility and attractiveness, enabling the private sector and developing the tourism and national heritage sectors.
In the first phase (2016-2020), the Program contributed to many important accomplishments including but not limited to:
Improving the regulatory framework and services provided to citizens such as judicial services, transforming healthcare, enhancing the urban landscape, developing Saudi Arabia's infrastructure, including the construction of seawater desalination plants and their associated networks, improving the ease of doing business, expanding digital transformation and technical solutions, regulating the labor market, empowering women and increasing their participation in the workforce, developing the non-profit sector, and developing the tourism sector.
In the next phase (2021-2025), the Program will continue developing the required infrastructure, enhancing social development, ensuring the sustainability of vital resources, achieving governmental operational excellence, supporting digital transformation and increasing the attractiveness of the labor market in order to create an environment that enables the public and private sectors to achieve Vision 2030. The Program will also deliver the strategic objectives that were previously assigned to the National Companies Promotion Program and Strategic Partnership Program by contributing to the development of the private sector and developing economic partnerships. It is important to note that several strategic objectives have been transferred from and to existing or new programs.
H.E. Mr. Mohammed Mazyad Al-Tuwaijri
H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadley
H.E. Dr. Walid Mohammed Al-Samaani
H.E. Dr. Majid Abdullah Al-Qasabi
H.E. Eng. Khalid Abdulaziz Al-Falih
H.E. Mr. Majed Abdullah AlHogail
H.E. Mr. Faisal Fadhel Alibrahim
H.E. Eng. Abdullah Amer Al-Swaha
H.E. Eng. Ahmed Sulaiman Al-Rajhi
H.E. Dr. Hamad Mohammed Al Al-Sheikh
H.E. Dr. Amr Ibrahim Rajab
H.E. Mr. Hindi Abdullah Al-Suhaimi
Enhance business focus on their social responsibilities
Support non-profit sector growth
Enable non-profit organizations to achieve greater impact
Improve the productivity of government employees
Facilitate doing business
Develop the retail sector
Increase the contribution of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to the economy
Attract foreign & local investment
Increase the contribution of productive households to the economy
Encourage businesses’ interest in sustaining the national economy
Supporting national companies to consolidate their leadership globally
Develop promising local companies into regional and global leaders
Foster values of equity & transparency
Improve quality of services provided to citizens
Enhance transparency across government entities
Reduce all types of pollution
Provide environmental protection from natural hazards
Protect and rehabilitate natural landscapes
Ensure development and food security
Ensure sustainable access to water resources
Develop the digital economy
Ensure government entities response to customers’ feedback
Develop the e-government
Increase women’s participation in the labor market
Enable integration of people with disabilities in the labor market
Improve working conditions for expatriates
Source relevant global talent effectively
Empower citizens through the welfare and social development system
Improve effectiveness and efficiency of welfare and social development system
Push forward the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) integration agenda
Develop economic ties with the region beyond Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
Develop economic ties with global partners
Strengthen the communication channels with citizens and business community
In the June 2022 Opensignal Global 5G Benchmark, Saudi Arabia ranked 2nd for 5G Availability in the Middle East, 3rd for 5G Reach and 4th in 5G Download Speed.
Seven Royal Nature Reserves were established in Saudi Arabia to conserve native plant and animal species and protect endemic, fragile and endangered species in the Kingdom.
The number of organizations in Saudi Arabia that complied with current occupation standards more than quadrupled from 15% in 2015 to 65% in 2022.
Saudi Arabia ranked 2nd in digital competitiveness of G20 in the 2021 Digital Riser Report by the European Center for Digital Competitiveness.
Increased Saudi female's economic participation rate, reaching 35.6% by the end of 2021.
Achieved the highest production capacity of desalinated water globally, by production volume estimated at 5.9 million m3 per day.
The number of volunteers in Saudi Arabia has increased 14-fold from 34K+ in 2016 to 484K+ in 2021.
Launched “Invest Saudi” and issued 1,278 foreign investment licenses.
Saudi Arabia has achieved the largest food storage in the Middle East.
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