National Transformation Program 2020

Plan Type: National Development Plan

Member State: Saudi Arabia

Coverage Period: -

Document Language: English

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being GOAL 4: Quality Education GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation GOAL 7: Affordable and Clean Energy GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production GOAL 14: Life Below Water GOAL 15: Life on Land Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

National Transformation Program 2020

January 2016

The National Transformation Program was developed to help fulfill Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and to identify challenges facing government bodies in the economic and development sectors. The program establishes strategic objectives that are based on the Vision and addresses its challenges through 2020 in accordance with specific targets.

Pillars & Objectives

Pillar: Justice
  • Develop and expand judicial assets
  • Improve the notarization service performance
  • Strengthen real-estate security
  • Reduce execution time
Pillar: Finance
  • Strengthen public financial governance
  • Increase non-oil revenues
  • Improve the efficiency of spending on salaries and wages
  • Improve the efficiency of spending on government programmes and projects
  • Achieve public debt sustainability
  • Safeguard State-owned real estate assets and personal property
Pillar: Economy and Planning
  • Privatize some government services and assets
  • Diversify the gross domestic product
  • Improve planning and implementation efficiency
  • Increase the efficiency of government subsidy programmes
  • Grow the private sector
  • Activate the environmental dimension as a pillar of sustainable development
Pillar: Health
  • Increase the private sector's share of spending through alternative financing methods and service provision
  • Increase the efficient utilization of available resources
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare sector through the use of information technology and digital transformation
  • Increase training and skills development at the local and international levels
  • Increase the attractiveness of nursing and medical support positions as a preferred career path
  • Improve clinical healthcare and medical care in the main hospitals
  • Improve the integration and continuity of service provision by developing the primary care sector
  • Improve the infrastructure, facility management, and safety standards in healthcare facilities
  • Attain acceptable waiting times across all stages of service delivery
  • Improve governance in the health system to enhance accountability with regards to quality issues and patient safety
  • Adopt a national plan for emergency response to public health threats according to international standards
  • Identify additional sources of revenues
  • Improve public health services with focus on obesity and smoking
  • Improve the quality of life and healthcare services provided to patients outside hospitals
  • Improve quality and safety standards as well as the skills of service providers
Pillar: Information and communications technology
  • Rehabilitate and employ specialized human capital to reduce the gap between supply and demand in the information and communication technology sector
  • Accelerate the restructuring and regulation of the postal sector
  • Develop and activate smart government transactions
  • Provide critical resources, particularly telecommunications and information technology services
  • Provide broadband services to all regions by stimulating investments in the information and communication technology sector
  • Support e-commerce
  • Bridge the digital gap in users' skills in the information and communication technology sector
  • Increase the contribution of the information and communication technology sector to the non-oil gross domestic product
  • Reduce revenue leakage to the information technology industry abroad
  • Complete the transformation of the Saudi Postal Corporation into a commercially viable company
Pillar: Commerce and Investment
  • Guarantee fair trade between the consumer and the seller
  • Build consumer confidence in products sold in the market
  • Promote the entrepreneurship culture
  • Increase the contribution of small and medium enterprises to the gross domestic product
  • Increase the creation of job opportunties in small and medium enterprises
  • Strengthen consumers' awareness of rights and products
  • Increase the competitiveness of local products and services
Pillar: Municipal and Rural Affairs
  • Continuously enhance quality of life by providing cities with high-quality public facilities and infrastructure
  • Achieve sustainable and balanced urban development and improve quality of life across cities and regions
  • Increase financial self-sufficiency and achieve high-quality sustainable institutional performance
  • Improve the land management system, protect government lands, and provide accurate spatial information
  • Provide fast high-quality services
  • Improve the implementation efficiency of projects and programmes
  • Provide a healthy local urban environment
Pillar: Civil service
  • Improve the work culture in the public sector
  • Improve client satisfaction and employee engagement
  • Increase the efficiency of salary and compensation expenditure
  • Improve human capital efficiency
  • Improve strategic partnerships among government entities
Pillar: Culture and Information
  • Develop an environment that stimulates cultural activities
  • Increase awareness regarding the government’s decisions and achievements
  • Enhance the country's image at the local and international levels
  • Develop the media and related industries, and strengthen their competitiveness at the global level
Pillar: Environment, Water and Agriculture
  • Contribute to sustainable food security
  • Monitor and control the spread of cross-border veterinary diseases
  • Optimize the use of renewable water resources for agricultural purposes
  • Develop sustainable and efficient production systems for plants, livestock and fishery, and increase the value added of these target products to contribute to the diversification of the production base
  • Develop national parks
  • Improve land use and management in the agricultural sector
  • Promote organizational development and privatization
  • Preserve the vegetation of pastures and forests
  • Improve financial efficiency
  • Improve service quality
  • Boost water storage resources and water security
  • Improve the efficiency of municipal and agricultural consumption
  • Expand service coverage
  • Reduce service connection time
Pillar: Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources
  • Increase exports of non-oil commodities
  • Strengthen the capabilities, infrastructure and procedures of exporters
  • Enhance market accessibility and promote strategic markets
  • Increase the mining sector's contribution to the national economy
  • Increase fuel efficiency in the electricity sector
  • Incentivize the private sector to manufacture goods and provide services at the local level, and encourage the public and private sectors to rely on local products and services
  • Maximize the use of available hydrocarbon and mineral resources in less developed regions lacking industries
  • Enhance the primary sources and security of electricity supplies
  • Improve the quality of electricity service and increase service coverage
  • Promote institutional development and privatization of the electricity sector to optimize financial efficiency
  • Compensate reserves, maintain petroleum production capacity, and increase the volume of gas supplies through the development of exploration activities
  • Reduce fuel consumption emissions
  • Increase the refining capacity to meet growth in demand
  • Develop strategic manufacturing sectors in collaboration with all stakeholders
  • Provide enablers for the implementation of ministerial initiatives
Pillar: Labor and Social Development
  • Establish an integrated system for family protection
  • Implement capacity-building activities and improve the governance of third sector entities
  • Transform beneficiaries into productive members of society
  • Develop quality standards as well as technical and professional accreditation
  • Enable volunteer work
  • Secure proper housing for social security beneficiaries who are in desperate need for housing
  • Expand the third sector and direct its efforts towards developmental activities
  • Provide suitable jobs for citizens
  • Create a safe and attractive work environment
  • Upgrade skills to match labour market needs
  • Enhance services provided by centres and institutions
  • Promote technical and vocational training institutions and match trainings with labour market needs
  • Raise the quality of services provided
Pillar: Housing
  • Upgrade the performance of the real estate sector and increase its contribution to the gross domestic product
  • Increase real estate supply and productivity to provide residential products with convenient prices and quality standards
  • Enable citizens to obtain suitable housing financing
Pillar: Education
  • Provide educational services for all student levels
  • Improve recruitment, training and skill development of teachers
  • Improve the learning environment to stimulate creativity and innovation
  • Improve curricula and teaching methods
  • Improve students’ values and core skills
  • Enhance the educational system’s capability to respond to national development needs and to meet labour market demands
  • Develop creative financing methods and improve the educational system’s financial efficiency
  • Increase the private sector's participation in the educational sector
Pillar: Transportation
  • Minimize transportation accidents
  • Improve the legislative environment of the transportation sector
  • Improve the transportation infrastructure
  • Increase the use of public transportation
  • Increase reliance on self-funding
  • Increase the private sector's participation in financing and operating transportation projects
  • Improve ports management
  • Improve the efficiency of railways
Pillar: Haj and Umrah
  • Provide the opportunity for the largest number of Muslims possible to perform Hajj and Umrah
  • Implement effective strategic partnerships with the private sector
  • Raise awareness among pilgrims and Umrah visitors
  • Raise awareness among workers in the Hajj and Umrah system
  • Establish a mechanism to improve the level of coordination between all entities concerned with decisions and special procedures related to Hajj and Umrah ecosystems
Pillar: Tourism and National Heritage
  • Develop tourism destinations and integrated entertainment cities and islands for all family members, and encourage the private sector to invest in those destinations and operate them
  • Protect and develop awareness of national heritage sites, and encourage private investments in and operation of those sites
  • Increase and organize events and festivals that appeal to the various segments of society
  • Increase and develop hospitality facilities and tourism services
Pillar: Sports
  • Promote physical activity
  • Increase the national pride of young people, and improve their satisfaction with national programmes
  • Improve investments in sports and youth facilities
  • Enable elite athletes to achieve high-level performance in the international arena and win medals in different games
Pillar: Jubail and Yanbu
  • Attract diverse and integrated industries with higher added-value
  • Expand and diversify financial resources
  • Increase the efficiency of asset use and operational processes
  • Increase the volume of investments and industrial production
  • Provide a competitive investment environment to attract new investments
  • Improve the quality of educational outputs and provide a qualified national workforce to investors in cities
  • Maintain and enhance existing infrastructure and public utilities
  • Preserve, protect and develop the environment
  • Improve the standard of living, security, health and recreation
  • Enhance the infrastructure and facilities necessary for local development
Pillar: Science and Technology
  • Establish emerging technology companies with added value to contribute to local development
  • Strengthen the capability of small and medium-sized enterprises to contribute to local development
  • Provide technical consultation services to government sectors
  • Promote the localization and development of technology in large domestic sectors
  • Support research and development to ensure the sustainability of local development
  • Support local development through the skill development of nationally qualified professionals
Pillar: Atomic and Renewable Energy
  • Enable atomic energy to contribute to the national energy mix in accordance with local requirements and international obligations
  • Enable renewable energy to actively contribute to the national energy mix
  • Develop local industrial and service value chains, and localize expertise in atomic and renewable energy sectors
  • Mobilizing the human capital needed for atomic and renewable energy sectors
Pillar: Public Administration
  • Improve human capital efficiency
  • Improve the effectiveness of administrative organizations in the public sector
Pillar: Investment
  • Improve administrative and procedural environments to enable significant investments
  • Improve the infrastructure needed to ensure ease of doing business
  • Develop a unified national investment vision to promote investments that support the national economy
  • Upgrade the service provision to investors and improve their level of satisfaction
Pillar: Food and Drug
  • Capitalize on the country's Islamic position to establish the Saudi Food and Drug Authority as the global reference for Halal food and products
  • Establish control over the medicine supply chain
  • Ensure sufficient supply of basic medicines
  • Control the products falling under the jurisdiction of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority
  • Intensify consumer communication to improve awareness of services provided by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority
  • Improve registration, licensing, inspection, release and policy enforcement mechanisms related to investors in all sectors of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, such as food, drugs, medical products and equipment, etc.