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The Government Action Plan 2015-2018 (PDF, 1.15MB, 58 pages, Arabic only) reflects the Government of Bahrain’s strategic priorities over the next four years and focuses on delivering sustainable change in line with His Majesty King Hamad’s Development Programme. Built upon the principles of sustainability, transparency, justice and competitiveness, the Government Action Plan seeks to capitalize on the Kingdom’s resources and capabilities to meet the needs of all Bahrainis.

For the first time, Bahrain’s Council of Representatives were granted full authority to review and approve the four-year plan in February 2015. These new expanded legislative powers followed the outcomes of the National Dialogue and the Constitutional Amendments of 2012. Following their review, the Council of Representatives tabled 52 recommendations, which the Government of Bahrain subsequently approved and incorporated into the Government Action Plan.

The Government Action Plan’s (PDF, 1.15MB, 58 pages, Arabic only) strategic priorities over the next four years (2015-2018) include six categories:


  • Strengthening security and stability and enhancing the democratic system institutions
  • Further bolstering external relations with countries across the globe

Economy and finance

  • Establishing a strong and diverse economy, and a stable financial and monetary system
  • Planning strategic programms and allocating resources efficiently

Human development and social services

  • Delivery of high quality services that ensure decent living standards for all Bahrainis and enabling them to actively participate in the Kingdom’s development process
  • Sustaining long term efforts to support the advancement of education, healthcare, housing, social welfare and labour market regulation


  • Meeting the current and future needs of all Bahrainis by providing high quality and safe infrastructure that helps achieve sustainable economic growth​

Environment and urban development

  • Ensuring the sustainable management of strategic resources in line with international standards to maintain a healthy environment for all

Government performance

  • Enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of Government performance
  • Enhancing communication to increase productivity of the public sector, in order to benefit all Bahrainis

The program represents the government’s strategic directions for the next four years, its priorities and projects to be implemented through the state’s general budget that is linked to the measurable indicators for performance and achievement, as well as to emphasize the principles of sustainability, justice, and competitiveness in line with Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 (PDF, 279 KB, 26 pages).

Economic Development Board Office of the First Deputy Prime Minister

Page Last Updated: 11 Jan, 2022