Saudi Arabia needs to come up with a plan to reduce the dependence on oil and the Government has to act now to diversify its economy and increase revenues. One key option is to privatize state-owned enterprises (SOEs). As it happens, Privatization is a critical aspect of Vision 2030, as well as its National Transformation Policy (NTP) 2020.
The program is a response to both medium - and long-term challenges faced by the Kingdom: a rapidly growing population, with high youth unemployment and a reliance on government spending.
For privatization to succeed in Saudi Arabia, it needs to be done right and done well. Our report elaborates on the four key points to consider: