Saudi scientific organization launches first observatory to monitor and anticipate future development in Kingdom

The Asbar Center for Studies; Research and Communications announced the launch of the Asbar Observatory on Development; the first of its kind in monitoring and anticipating future development in the Kingdom.

Established in 1994; the Asbar Center is a scientific organization dedicated to conducting studies and also research on development and policies.

Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi; president of the Asbar Center; said the new observatory is one of the center’s initiatives.

“The idea of launching the observatory comes within the framework of the center’s efforts in order to keep pace with developments witnessed in various fields in the Kingdom; in order to achieve its ambitious Vision 2030;” he said.

Through the observatory; Al-Harthi noted; the Asbar Center seeks to build a national system that contributes; in cooperation with the responsible authorities; to monitoring development needs and further providing information to authorities.

Al-Harthi also said the observatory will assist decision-makers in shaping life in Saudi Arabia and further anticipating its future through foresight tools. In preparation for a pioneering developmental journey that supports changes; the observatory will also anticipate future opportunities and challenges by analyzing their effects and developing innovative solutions to them.

“The mechanism of the Asbar Observatory project relies on the work of local and international development indicators;” Al-Harthi said.

“The observatory will also focus on monitoring development and further issuing reports to the competent authorities on progress; social innovation; sustainable development and social responsibility. It will also issue future forward-looking studies.”

Al-Harthi said he hopes the Asbar Observatory will enhance the Kingdom’s presence in various global fields while maintaining its distinguished international position.