Early 2016 AD, Royal Decree No. (1/2016) was rendered approving the 9th Five Year Plan (2016 – 2020 AD.) and this plan is considered the last stage of the future Vision for Oman`s Economy (2016 – 2020 AD.) and a preliminary step towards the Future Vision (2040). This plan aims at encumbering upon what was completed under the previous Five Year Plan. Meanwhile, it aims at setting the aspects to be taken into consideration in an attempt to realize the pursued goals for Oman Vision 2020 with regard to the economic diversity and the private sector indulgence and participation in the process of Development in the Sultanate of Oman.

Vision 2020

The future vision (Oman 2020) is an approach that guides the Sultanate towards a sustainable and diversified economy. It aims primarily to ensure that the per capita income remains at its 1995 level as a minimum while pursuing to double it in real terms by 2020. The vision aims as well to create favorable conditions for economic progress.

Ninth Five-Year Plan
The General Secretariat has been assigned with developing the 9th Five-Year Development Plan, by virtue of Royal Decree No. 30M/2012 – pertaining to the Establishment of the Supreme Council for Planning, and in accordance with the resolution issued by the Council during its first meeting in 2014. The General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning, and in line with the direction and guidance of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said, has jointly embarked on developing the 9th Five-Year Development Plan with all Ministries and government entities, and with the collaboration of the private sector; while soliciting the assistance of global organizations possessing worldwide knowledge and expertise and a proven track record in the compilation of development plans for numerous nations; in addition to engaging local and global experts in the field. This plan is considered the final in a series of developmental plans comprising Oman Vision 2020, which seek to achieve financial and economic stability, diversifying the economic base and sources of national income, altering the role played by government in the Sultanate’s economy, expanding the participation of the private sector and enhancing the quality of life for Omani citizens. Oman Vision 2020 also provides a roadmap for introducing the futuristic vision “Oman 2040”. This Plan shall be based on a detailed study emphasizing the competitive advantages possessed by the Sultanate, and shall focus on the sectors, through which the Sultanate aspires to play a leading role in the region. The project team shall examine leading development experience in various nations around the globe, while drawing upon the expertise of its members in compiling an Omani model that focuses on the citizen and aligns with the Sultanate’s aspirations to become among the world’s regional and global leaders. The principle of participation of all social sectors in plan development shall be adopted, representing a significant qualitative shift, through the hosting of seminars and via social media platforms. This is to enable all members of society to express their aspirations and to benefit from their visions. The Plan shall be developed in accordance with a specific time-frame; which includes reviewing and verifying completed work and issuing periodic performance reports throughout the various states in order to achieve the desired outcomes.                                                     
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Due to the acceleration of the economic, financial and social challenges encountered by the Sultanate of Oman in order to diversify the sources of national economy and achieve the goals and objectives of the 9th Five Year Plan (2016 – 2020 AD.), it was inevitable to launch and initiative to address and cope with these variables.

Therefore, the National Program for Bracing the Economic Diversity (TANFEEDH) broke forth, as this program will address the challenges, difficulties and issues that encounter the government, private and civil parties and bodies towards achieving the goals and objectives of the 9th Five Year Plan (2016 – 2020 AD.), and to develop a detailed road map with the partnership from all walks of the society to put into force the solution and follow up the implementation and completion thereof.

Comprehensive National Spatial Strategy in Oman

The Supreme Council for Planning (SCP) is setting up in a participatory way a solid framework for guiding the urgency to find adequate answers on the post oil challenges in Oman, through the development of the Oman National Spatial Strategy (ONSS). The ONSS will contain a national strategy on the desired key spatial developments till 2040 with elaborated regional strategies for all governorates.more details>>
National Transport Surveys in Oman
For the completion of the Oman National Spatial Strategy, a preparation for a National Transport Model is important to support the establishment of an effective transport system with the aim to ensure accuracy in planning and decision making. Therefore, The Oman National Transport Surveys will be carried out over the months of October, November and December 2017.more details>>

Oman 2040
The Royal Directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said stipulate that the future vision “Oman 2040” will be thoroughly developed and precisely formulated in the light of wide community consensus and participation of the different social groups, so that the vision is fully integrated into the economic and social realities and objectively orientated towards the future foresight, as a key guide and reference for planning in the next two decades.
For the implementation of the aforesaid Royal Directives, the relevant committees were formed to prepare the future vision “Oman 2040”, including the Main Committee, Technical Committee and the Sectoral committees. These Committees have been divided into the themes of the vision namely; (“People and Society”, “Economy and Development”, “Governance and Institutional Performance”)
1. People and Society:
• Enhancing Family and Community Health and Well-being
This pillar aims at enhancing the principle of just and equitable access to health and welling to all the members of the Omani society so that they enjoy social welfare.
• Upholding the Omani Identity and Heritage
This pillar aims at upholding heritage, genuine traditions and the Omani identity built on the tolerant Islamic values, as the basis for the Omanis to deal with globalization and its variables and to interact with other societies of diverse cultures and values.
• Developing the National Technical and Entrepreneurial Capabilities
This pillar aims at empowering citizens and equipping them with a high degree of scientific and practical capabilities and providing them with the capabilities and will required for building a prosperous society capable of coping with the tremendous technological development that affects various aspects of life.
2. Economy and Development:
• Creating Wealth through Economic Diversification and Private Sector Partnership
This pillar aims to continue the policy of building a diversified, dynamic, globally interactive and competitive economy that meets the present and future needs of the citizens, in which the private sector has a prominent role.
• Ensuring Balanced Governorates Development
The aim of this pillar is to develop an integrated vision to achieve balanced and sustainable development of the governorates, dilute the economic and social differences between the different governorates and optimize the utilization of natural resources.
• Preserving Environment Sustainability
The objective of this pillar is to ensure that natural resources are protected and used in a safe and sound manner, and to generate economic opportunities utilizing the environment.
• Building World-class Infrastructure and Liveable Cities
The objective of this pillar is to continue to invest in infrastructure including, inter alia, the rail network, information technology and communication networks, enabling the Sultanate to maintain its competitiveness as a logistics hub and a centre for communication between neighbouring countries.
3. Governance and Institutional Performance:
• Improving Governance Effectiveness and the Rule of Law
The aim of this pillar is to enhance the effectiveness of governance and the rule of law, improve the efficiency of government agencies, increase coordination among them, and enhance citizens` confidence by creating an institutional framework that enacts laws and practices for defining the links and interactions between the concerned parties and for helping the creation of an effective and transparent accountability system.

Latest News

HE/ Talal Al-Rahbi Presides the Sultanate`s Delegation to attend the Meetings of the Ordinary Session (103) of the Economic and Social Council to be Held in Cairo.
The Sultanate of Oman will participate in the ministerial meeting of the Arab league`s Economic and Social Council (ordinary session number 103), to be held today in the head-quarter of the Arab league`s Secretariat General based in Cairo. The Omani delegation will be headed by His Excellency/ Talal bin Suleiman Al-Rahbi, Deputy Secretariat General of the Supreme Council for Planning. The sultanate will head the works of this session where His Excellency is expected to deliver the opening speech of the introductory session of the ministerial meeting.The meeting will present the report submitted by the Secretariat General of the Arab league pertaining to the follow up of the implementation of the Council`s decisions and the Secretariat General`s activities during the period between sessions, in addition to discussing a number of issues including the Great Arab Trade Free Zone, the developments of the Arab Customs Union, And the updates of investment in Arab countries. Besides, the session will discuss the follow-up of the implementation of the decisions taken at the fourth session of the Arab-African Summit, as well following up the implementation of the Riyadh Declaration issued by the Fourth Summit of the Arab and South American countries, and the fields of cooperation between the League of Arab States and the United Nations. Furthermore, the Council will discuss several social issues, most notably the Arab international cooperation in the social and developmental fields, and the decisions issued by the 38th session of the Arab Social Affairs Ministers. This in addition to a number of other topics related to economic and social sectors.


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