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 light of wide community consensus and the participation of all social segments of the society. It aims at fully realizing economic and social realities, objectively foresight the future, and
effectively guide planning in the upcoming two decades.
Oman 2040 vision comes as an interpretation of Sultan Qaboos’ foresight. It is consisted of the Main Committees and the other supporting committees that were formed to prepare the future vision “Oman 2040”, including the Technical Committee, as well as the sectoral committees that comprised three committees according to the themes of the vision; “People and Society” Committee, “Economy and Development” Committee, and “Governance and Institutional Performance” Committee. In addition, National Priorities and Strategies Alignment Committee, Organization and Follow up Committee, and the National Conference Preparation Team were formed. Members of these committees comprise more than 100 people from various stakeholders, representing all segments of the Omani society. The Main Committee has founded Oman 2040 Office and supplied it with qualified Omanis to offer the needed technical and administrative support to the project.
The participatory approach of the future vision “Oman 2040” project is based on the Royal Directives of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and aims at enhancing social participation in exchanging views and creating a real societal dialogue around the key issues, in order to formulate the results that will shape a prosperous future for Oman.
In order to involve a wider range of stakeholders in all themes of the vision preparation, workshops are held in all governorates of the Sultanate to inform them of the key issues identified and to include their proposals and perspectives within the future directions and long-term objectives in light of possible scenarios.
Based on the Main Committee’s decision to form the sectoral committees and approve the Vision's themes and their pillars, the phases of developing the Vision were identified and set to be completed and announced in the first quarter of 2019.
The following framework demonstrates "Oman 2040" development phases during the period March 2017 to March 2019, which include preparing the three main reports of the Vision's themes, formulating "Oman 2040" initial charter, convening the national conference with international participation, and finally formulating "Oman 2040" final charter and announcing it.
Oman 2040 has 3 main pillars:
1.People and society that aims at: