H E Dr. Khamis bin Saif bin Hamoud Al Jabri

Chairman of Implementation Support and Follow-up Unit (ISFU)

The Implementation Support & Follow-up Unit (ISFU) was established as per the Royal Decree No 50/2016 issued on 17th October 2016. Its main role is to support and follow up the implementation of the government plans and programs towards economic diversification. ISFU adopts a clear mechanism to follow up the outcomes of the plans according to specific timelines, given that the economic sectors are responsible of implementing the projects and initiatives, while the Unit provides support for the relevant entities, aiming to identify and address the challenges faced during the implementation process.

As part of ISFU methodology, the projects are subject to a continuous assessment and review either by the Unit itself, specialized international institutions, or through the annual platform of the Independent Advisory Review (IAR), which includes a number of specialized experts from inside and outside the Sultanate. At the end of each year, the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) achieved in each project are assessed in comparison with the targeted percentages. Also, the legislative and legal challenges as well as the overlaps in the mandates of the relevant entities are reviewed. Moreover, the anticipated direct impact of the projects on the economy and its ability to achieve the targeted roles are assessed.

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Aiming to support the implementation of initiatives and projects, the Unit adopts a gradual escalation mechanism to tackle the challenges, starting from the technical working groups, moving to their excellences, ministers of the relevant sectors, and the Ministerial committee formed as per Royal Directives to follow up the social, economic, financial and monetary situations.

To reflect its transparency, and in coordination with different sectoral institutions, ISFU works on disseminating the updates on the work progress as well as the challenges that face the initiatives and projects, through different social media platforms. It also publishes the comprehensive annual report that provides detailed information about all projects and initiatives and their level of achievement, as well as the challenges they face.

May Allah bless the builder of modern Oman and the leader of its blessed renaissance; His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, and bless our efforts toward achieving economic diversification and prosperity.