Report summary: Saudi Arabia’s limited maternity protections and lack of provisions for flexible working arrangements or dependent care leave contributed to a poor performance in Sub-Index A. While its primarily migrant domestic workforce continues to be saddled by the kafala system which invites abuse, recent domestic worker legislation contributed to a comparatively better performance in Sub-Index B.
|GDP (USD, billion)||700.1|
|Human Development Index||0.854|
|Women’s Labor Force Participation Rate||33.2%|
|Percentage of the Informal Economy||22.8%|
|Old-age Dependency Ratio||5%|
|Access to Basic Drinking Water*||100%|
|Access to Electricity*||NA|
|Access to Sanitation Services*||NA|
|Access to Essential Health Services*†||74%|
Source: World Bank Open Data, Human Development Index, International Labour Organization 2019, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
* Household access
†The WHO defines essential health services as “the average [household] coverage of essential services based on tracer interventions that include reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health; infectious diseases; noncommunicable diseases; and service capacity and access; among the general and the most disadvantaged population”
Data correct as of 2020.