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SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA’S 2030 VISION

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC190401

Volume

238

Pages

13

Page Range

455 - 467

Published

2019

Author(s)

SAAD ALHARTHI, ABDUALLAH ALHARTHI, MUHAMMAD ALHARTHI

Abstract

The United Nations (UN) has set 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) in 2015/2016 as a strategic plan to help governments around the globe to develop national plans to achieve the Agenda 2030 for a sustainable future. These SDGs are somehow fulfilled in a way or another in the 2030 vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) besides other goals. This paper focuses on the 17 SDGs attainable in the KSA’s vision. Each SDG has several strategic objectives or indicators which have target values to be achieved in the 2030 vision. The progress towards these targets are measured quarterly as a percentage of the target values and identify the enforcement of critical adjustments quarterly or annually. The Threshold21-iSDG model developed by the Millennium Institute (MI) has been used to assess the performance for SDG attainments in the KSA’s vision. The progress for the 17 SDGs achieved by 2030 are compared for three different scenarios (i.e., business-as-usual (BAU), Vision Realization Programs (VRPs) and an “SDG” with critical adjustments) and they are portrayed on the SDG wheel. The progress attainable using SDG scenario is better compared to other scenarios.

Keywords

S3 city, sustainable development goals (SDGs), Vision Realization Programs (VRPs), 2030 vision of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), Threshold21-iSDG model