People are at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s transformation. To build a diversified and sustainable Saudi economy, Vision 2030 is ensuring that every Saudi citizen is empowered to turn their dreams into reality.
Vision 2030 is setting the foundation for a more innovative, a more livable, and a more entrepreneurial Saudi Arabia. Through deep economic and social reforms, every citizen will be able to prosper, enabling themselves, their families, and the Kingdom as a whole to flourish. Every citizen plays a part in Saudi Arabia’s national transformation, and Vision 2030 will only be achieved by the Saudi people.
*Launch of Vision 2030 projects, with exciting job opportunities in various sectors
The Saudi people are the Kingdom’s most valuable resource. Through its transformational reforms, Vision 2030 is empowering all citizens.
This is the most ambitious national transformation plan taking place anywhere in the world, which is unleashing the full potential of its youthful population. By diversifying the economy, Saudi Arabia is creating new opportunities for citizens across all industries and fields.
Vision 2030’s Saudi female empowerment reforms were recognized by the World Bank, which ranked Saudi Arabia as the top economy for the most progress toward gender equality in their 2020 Women, Business and the Law Report. Vision 2030 is creating new opportunities that women are seizing, with their workforce participation rising to 37% in 2022.
The entrepreneurial spirit has been emboldened since 2016, and the government has enacted structural economic reforms to develop the Saudi private sector, including redefining and digitizing how small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engage with government services. SMEs are now contributing to Saudi Arabia’s GDP more than ever before, from 21.9% in 2016 to 28.75%, while Venture Capital investment in Saudi Startups reached SAR 2055 million in 2021, a significant increase on 2016. SMEs can now easily access funding, enabling youth and entrepreneurs to market their ideas and turn them into innovative products and services
Yusra Abuljadayel’s love of basketball began when she was a child. She trained knowing that she would always have to face formidable opponents and suffered a rare shoulder injury. Yusra established Jeddah Athletes Basketball Academy and, in 2021, she competed in the Saudi Women's Basketball League, reigniting her passion to represent her country at an international competitive level.
Ibrahim Al-Sahd joined the Fakher program, the first of its kind in the Kingdom which develops the athletic abilities of people with disabilities. He is joining one of the Kingdom’s specialized sports clubs for people of determination located across the Kingdom, eager to participate in regional and international forums, in addition to winning championships in the near future.
Saria AlDerhali is a driven and accomplished young Saudi entrepreneur who founded Bondai in Silicon Valley. Bondai now helps adventure-seekers create custom adventures to discover Saudi Arabia’s vibrant culture and breath-taking natural beauty. Through Bondai, Saria is helping to promote the country's unique and diverse offerings.
The number of volunteers in Saudi Arabia has increased more than twentyfold from 2015 figures to over 484,000 in 2021.
Those volunteers helped 42 million people in 2021 alone, including through non-profit organizations to contribute to a healthy society and meet the needs of the less fortunate.
As Vision 2030 contributes to the economic diversification of Saudi Arabia, Saudi citizens become more charitable than ever. The National Campaign for Charitable Work, with donations from HM King Salman and HRH the Crown Prince to support charitable work in the Kingdom, benefitting more than 4.4 million people.
The National Health volunteering platform – founded in 2019 – enables Saudi healthcare professionals to arrange voluntary work and attend training programs through an online electronic portal. This digital platform helped people find volunteering opportunities in the Kingdom during COVID-19.
For Ala'a Aldubaikel, volunteering was not a job she was assigned to complete; it was a passion that she had to pursue. Over the course of a decade, she established volunteering teams, developing programs to improve volunteering in the health sector, particularly in first aid awareness. These included the Little Paramedic Program, and the formation of female first aid teams for women’s gatherings and festivals.
Faseel is one of the first registered non-profit organizations in Saudi Arabia aimed at empowering communities and youth towards environmental sustainability, which are key goals championed by Vision 2030. Working across 44 entities, Faseel has enabled over 11,000 volunteers and planted over 12,000 trees.
Rebhi Skaik is a civil engineer with a deep commitment to ocean conservation. He founded Shores Homeland, a non-profit organization dedicated to cleaning up waste from Saudi Arabia’s beaches and reefs. He coordinates regular diving trips to remove litter and debris from the vibrant coral reefs off of the coast of Jeddah.
Vision 2030 is transforming government services to ensure they meet the needs of citizens and businesses.
Effective government provides cutting edge public services, while enabling citizens to innovate and take opportunities to improve their lives.
By restructuring ministries, and transforming and strengthening central government, Vision 2030 is aligning the operations of government with the goals of Vision 2030 and the needs of Saudi citizens.
Launched in 2016, the National Transformation Program (NTP) has transformed the regulatory framework for services provided to citizens, while world-class digital infrastructure has enabled the development of new government services in healthcare, justice, education and many other areas, digitizing over 125 judicial services through Najez. In 2021, those served more than 3.5 million people.
Saudi’s investment into digital healthcare services prior to the COVID-19 pandemic ensured that the Kingdom was able to respond effectively. Remote healthcare benefits everyone in Saudi Arabia. Renowned digital healthcare platforms such as SEHA, the world’s largest virtual hospital, have been launched under Vision 2030 to ensure easy and quick access to specialized healthcare for everyone across the Kingdom.
SEHA, the largest virtual hospital of its kind in the world, is comprised of a network of over 150 hospitals with several rare specialties, easing access to quality healthcare for everyone across the Kingdom.
Since Vision 2030 was launched, more than 1,000 educational and recreational community clubs have opened, benefiting more than 1.7 million people.
Over 125 judicial services have been digitized through Najez, serving more than 3.5 million beneficiaries in 2021 alone.
National Transformation Program
Financial Sustainability Development Program
Health Sector Transformation Program
The Red Sea Development Project