To a very large extent, Saudi Arabia's success in adjusting to reduced revenues is attributable to the Kingdom's national planning process
. The planning function which permeates all areas of government
activity ensures that the country enjoys the benefits of a long-term economic strategy. Just as the earlier Development Plans
ensured that the Kingdom's revenues were applied to the essential task of developing Saudi Arabia's infrastructure, its industry and agriculture
, so subsequent Development Plans
, taking into account the prevailing economic climate
, have focused resources more on consolidation.