Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Strategy
Empowering the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be a global leader in information and communication technology (ICT) by improving and advancing all development activities, and maximising the effectiveness and performance of the public and private sectors by enabling digital transformation.
To develop Saudi Arabia's ICT capacity and strategically invest to grow its future projects to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. This serves individuals and communities, meeting the national requirements and keeping pace with global developments to attract more foreign technology investments, thus creating a road-map for the future in innovation and digital economy.
The ‘ICT Strategy 2019-2023’ includes an ambitious action plan to attract leading international companies in the priority areas of emerging technologies, increase the share of local content in the IT sector, improve the technical skills of the relevant local workforce, enhance technical and digital knowledge, drive technical innovation through the promotion of research and development in the Kingdom’s startup ecosystem, enable the development of mega projects, as well as to support coordination and synergy between the relevant ICT entities in the public and private sectors.
The ‘ICT Strategy 2019-2023’ is part of MCIT's efforts to establish a robust and cutting-edge digital architecture so that digital transformation accelerates and thus supports the orientations of the Vision 2030, which aims to promote the ICT sector’s role in order to build a digital society, a digital government, a thriving digital economy, and an innovative future for the Kingdom.
- Grow IT sector by 50%
- Increase the ICT sector’s contribution to GDP by SR 50 billion over five years
- Support technology localisation efforts in the Kingdom by raising workforce Saudisation to 50% by 2023
- Attract foreign investments
- Support empowerment and participation of women
- Digital Education
- Digital Health
- Industry 4.0
- Smart Cities
- National Data