Human Capability Development ProgramPublication date: 24 November 2022 - 30 Rabi' al-thani 1444
The Human Capability Development Program aims to ensure that Saudi citizens have the required capabilities to compete globally by instilling values and developing basic and future skills, as well as enhancing knowledge. The program focuses on developing a solid educational base for all citizens to instill values from an early age, while preparing the youth for the future local and global labor market. It also focuses on upskilling citizens by providing lifelong learning opportunities, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship culture, and developing and activating policies and enablers to ensure Saudi Arabia's competitiveness.
The human capability ecosystem has undergone many successful transformational changes including continuation of the educational processes and activities during Covid-19 pandemic. Several digital platforms have been launched including the virtual kindergarten and "Madrasati". On the other hand, research, development and innovation ecosystem output has increased significantly in terms of the number of research publications and global partnerships. For instance, Saudi Arabia was ranked 14th in the number of COVID-19 publications.
Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development (HRSD) contributes to the achievement of the Program goals through 5 indicators and 15 initiatives.