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Saudi Arabia is a Net Contributing Country NCC.

For UNDP, net contributor countries NCCs are a special group that bring together the UN principle of universality with that of progressivity: All countries are eligible to participate in UNDP programmes, but those with higher levels of income are affected by policies that limit the resources that can be provided by UNDP. The five NCCs within the group of Arab States — Bahrain, Kuwait, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — are busily adapting to fast-changing internal and external environments. Internally, all five countries have recently experienced rapidly growing economies combined with moves towards greater political openness. At the same time, they have had to adapt to the onward march of globalization and the challenge of finding their role in this new external environment.This shifting context suggests that UNDP’s relationship with these countries also needs to evolve.

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