National Digital Transformation in Numbers


2019

Because digital transformation is a key pillar for realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the National Digital Transformation Unit works hand in hand with digital transformation partners to accelerate and enable digital transformation in the Kingdom. The Unit aims at realizing many accomplishments through a national digital perspective that reflects our digital vision.

3 minutes

to schedule appointment through Mawid app

5 minutes

to issue power of attorney through Najiz

60 minutes

to transfer real estate property through Wathq

3 minutes

to perform any services through Absher

48 hours

to complete end of service procedures through Masar

24 hours

to complete custom clearance procedures through Fasah

Rank 1

in Business environment reforms

Rank 39

in Digital competitiveness ranking

Rank 11

in legal framework's adaptability to digital business models

Rank 13

in digital capacity index

Rank 38

in starting a business index

81%

government service maturity rate

81%

government service maturity rate

Rank 13

globally on internet speed

Rank 3

globally in 5G network deployment

Rank 2

in spectrum allocation among g20 countries

About the National Digital Transformation

2017

Establishment of the National Digital Transformation Unit

To act as the executive arm of the Committee and to lead digital transformation in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2017

A Royal Decree to Establish the National Committee for Digital Transformation

An 11-member ministerial committee (RD No. 49584 dated 24/07/2017)

2016

Launch of Vision 2030

Which includes launching national digital transformation

About the National Digital Transformation Unit

The National Digital Transformation Unit, which was founded as an independent agency in 2017 pursuant to a royal decree, is a center of excellence mandated to accelerate digital transformation in the Kingdom and to work toward achieving the objectives of Vision 2030. The Vision’s objectives are to be realized through strategic guidance and providing expertise and supervision by cooperating with the public and private sectors to place the Kingdom among the world’s digitally developed nations. The National Digital Transformation Unit aims at achieving sustainable economic development that is based on promoting innovation and investing in young talents.

Our Digital Vision

We strive toward becoming one of the world’s top 20 digitally innovative nations

Digital transformation is one of the key pillars for realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, enabling citizens to seize opportunities available in the digital age, and achieving economic sustainability for a better quality of life. This is why the National Digital Transformation Unit cooperates with digital transformation partners to accelerate and enable digital transformation in the Kingdom and to realize many accomplishments through a national digital perspective that reflects our digital vision.

○ Achieving excellence in providing government services

○ Accelerating national digital projects for serving public and private sectors

○ Activating digital policies and regulations

○ Improving citizens’ quality of life through advanced digital services

○ Informing citizens about digital services and their benefits

○ Transitioning from digital consumption to digital production

○ Creating sustainable digital job opportunities

○ Accelerating digital transformation across various sectors and preparing for the upcoming phase of growth

○ Increasing local content and growing the digital economy’s contribution to GDP

We Lead Digital Transformation

Coordination

  • Addressing challenges and obstacles facing digital transformation through the National Committee for Digital Transformation
  • Developing digital transformation strategies

Enablement

  • Establishing partnerships between the public and private sectors
  • Offer counselling on digital transformation

Acceleration

  • Accelerating and supporting the implementation of initiatives through digital transformation
  • Aligning the efforts of government agencies