Saudi Arabia has made some progress on e-government and administrative simplification over the past decade, being credited by Global Competitiveness Report 2019 with a judiciary at the level of US and UK. However, this alleged progress is offset by its performance on e-citizenship, budget transparency, trade openness and freedom of the press, where it is on the bottom of its income group. There is considerable room to progress without major political change simply by pushing more decisively the agenda of e-government on the model of United Arab Emirates.
Selected trends from the Public Integrity Index
Trends in Judicial Independence, Administrative Burden, Freedom of the Press over the past 13 years