The Ninth Five-Year Development Plan (2016 – 2020)

Plan Type: National Development Plan

Member State: Oman

Coverage Period: -

Document Language: English

GOAL 1: No Poverty GOAL 4: Quality Education GOAL 5: Gender Equality GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production GOAL 13: Climate Action GOAL 14: Life Below Water GOAL 15: Life on Land

The Ninth Five-Year Development Plan (2016 - 2020)

January 2016

The 9th Five-Year Development Plan bears a special importance as it is the last plan of Vision (2020) and paves the way for the formulation of the long-term Vision (Oman 2040). The Plan was formulated amid a number of regional and international changes. In the forefront of these changes were the sharp fluctuations in oil prices, recurrence of conflicts and violent political changes in many Arab countries, and the beginning of a wave of recession in the global economy as a result of the decline of growth rates in both advanced and emerging economies.

Pillars & Objectives

Pillar: Macroeconomic status
  • Promote sustainable economic growth in a changing world
Pillar: Economic diversification
  • Encourage economic diversification and broaden the production base
Pillar: Employment
  • Provide productive and remunerative work opportunities for citizens
Pillar: Domestic and foreign private sector
  • Develop the private sector, and improve the business environment and investment climate
Pillar: Social development
  • Achieve comprehensive social development by providing education, training, employment and social protection for all to build a more inclusive society
Pillar: Youth
  • Enhance the role of youth
Pillar: Urban development
  • Implement the National Strategy for Urban Development, adopt an urban policy, enhance decentralization, encourage the private sector to invest in the least developed regions, and intensify government investments and provision of basic services in the least developed regions
Pillar: Development of governorates and local communities
  • Develop governorates and local communities to achieve balanced growth and development for all citizens across various regions
Pillar: Culture
  • Enrich cultural life and promote the role of citizenship and identity
Pillar: Environment
  • Promote environmental sustainability and resilience to natural disasters
Pillar: Government performance
  • Upgrade government performance