NTP a part of strategy to achieve Vision 2030
RIYADH: The National Transformation Program (NTP) is part of a strategy to achieve the ultimate goal of Vision 2030, says an expert.
“The NTP stems mostly from the previous five-year plans and should not be confused with the vision plan,” Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Fayez, planning consultant, told local media.
“The vision requires willingness for implementation, data and logistics, a unified base of information, accurate knowledge of state-owned human and other resources, the introduction of laws and regulations to govern the transition, awareness among citizens and readiness among state employees to take on responsibilities,” he said.
The NTP is essentially a media plan to educate citizens through interviews with the ministers concerned and promote transparency of their plans and commitments, said Al-Fayez.
“Developing a system of governance and introducing mechanisms to achieve the main vision is one of the most important decisions upon which implementation will be based,” said Al-Fayez.
“The development of an integrated system of government to ensure the institutionalization of work, raise efficiency and facilitate coordination and efforts between parties is also an essential and critical step.”
Through KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), he said, ministers will have up to 100 or more targets to meet. Every three to six months, they must present what they have accomplished and will be held accountable for shortfalls, he added.
“The challenge now is to select the capacities that will help realize this objective. In my opinion, the state, during 50 years of education and research programs, has more than 5,000 people trained for leadership work,” said Al-Fayez.