Public-private partnership (PPP) and privatisation is one of the cornerstone policies of Vision 2030, the Saudi government’s strategy for transforming and growing the economy. 

In particular, they will deliver new infrastructure, improved services and increased participation of the private sector.

The programme began to bear significant fruit in 2019: seven PPP tenders were closed, expected to generate $2.4bn (SR9.1bn) in new investment, as well as the first privatisation by strategic sale, of the Saudia medical service.