Bahrain 2030

Empowering Bahrain's Future: Sustainability, Competitiveness, and Fairness for All

Is Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030 (PDF, 279KB, 26 pages) a transformative roadmap for the future? Launched in October 2008 by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, this comprehensive economic vision for Bahrain provides a clear direction for the continued development of the Kingdom’s economy. It embodies a shared goal of building a better life for every citizen.

This visionary plan emerged from four years of extensive discussions involving opinion leaders from both the public and private sectors, including governmental institutions, international consultancies, and organizations. At its core, the Economic Vision 2030 (PDF, 279KB, 26 pages) is shaped by three guiding principles: Sustainability, Fairness, and Competitiveness. This alignment of government, society, and economic perspectives led to the initiation of an ongoing program of economic and institutional reform by the Economic Development Board (EDB). Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030 has always been the key driver for the Government Action plan (set every 4 years) to shape the directions and government initiatives to the best of community welfare. The first National Economic Strategy, compiled under the EDB's leadership, serves as a roadmap to realize this Vision, which also addresses the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 (SDGs). The Kingdom of Bahrain's 2023 Voluntary National Review comes at the mid-point for the implementation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda to critically assess and comprehensively present national progress made to date in implementing the agenda.

Let's delve into the three pillars of this vision:

Sustainability: Recognizing the challenges of a public-sector-driven growth model, Bahrain aims to pivot towards a vibrant, private-sector-led economy by 2030 while the government focuses on its role as regulator. This shift includes a commitment to sustainable government finances, investment in human capital through education (especially in applied sciences), fostering entrepreneurship, and ensuring environmental protection and cultural heritage preservation.

Competitiveness: Bahrain's strategy for achieving high global competitiveness includes nurturing a competitive environment to motivate productivity, growth, and profitability. This involves not just improving the skill sets of the workforce but also making Bahrain an attractive destination for both local and foreign businesses. A focus on high-quality public services, advanced infrastructure, and an appealing living environment are key to this goal.

Fairness: The Vision ensures that Bahrain's economic success creates widespread prosperity. This involves transparent dealings in both public and private sectors, upholding free and fair competition, and providing a legal and regulatory framework that protects consumers and business owners alike. Fairness also extends to equal treatment under the law, access to essential services like education and healthcare, and support for the needy through job training and social safety nets.

These guiding principles of Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030 align closely with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. They represent the government's current priorities and are intricately linked to the executive actions of the current Government Plan (Arabic only). High economic growth, sound government finance, human capital improvement, fairness, and a competitive market are the keys to achieving most of the SDGs.


Use the provided eServices immediately, effortlessly, and around the clock Go to eServices Portal.

Government Services Catalogue

Find information about the offered government services across different channels Browse Services Catalogue.

As we navigate through the digital age, Bahrain confirms its commitment to transparency and innovation through the Open Data initiative through Bahrain’s Open Data Portal. This platform is a testament to our dedication to making government data openly available, supporting the principles of accountability and enabling informed decision-making. By providing access to a treasure trove of data, we empower everyone to explore, analyze, and create solutions that drive social and economic progress. The initiative underscores our belief in the power of data to transform lives, foster a culture of knowledge-sharing, and stimulate growth.

We encourage you to leverage this valuable resource, sparking innovation and contributing to the Kingdom’s development. For an enriching journey into the world of Open Data, and to explore the possibilities, visit Bahrain’s Open Data Portal

Together, let's embrace the opportunity to contribute to Bahrain's digital evolution and ensure that our journey towards national development is a shared endeavor. 

As part of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s unwavering commitment to fostering digital participation, you are invited to explore the available participation topics. Your engagement and contributions are crucial in shaping the digital landscape of the Kingdom of Bahrain, reflecting our collective vision for a future built on the principles of innovation, inclusivity, and progress. Explore more on how you can actively participate in discussions, share your insights, and collaborate on initiatives that are at the heart of our nation's growth.

For a broader exploration of topics and to join the conversation, please visit eParticipation.  

Content Last Updated: 08 Jul, 2024

Go to top
Chat Icon
Complementary Content