Democratic governance provides an ‘enabling environment' for the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and, in particular, the elimination of poverty. Effective governance systems are likely to be characterized by participation, transparency, equity, accountability, coherence, responsiveness, integration. and ethicality. Promoting democracy and strengthening the rule of law were strongly highlighted and endorsed at the Millennium Summit of 2000.
UNDP Saudi Arabia is heavily involved in several democratic governance successful projects ranging from advisory and technical support to electoral systems and processes, decentralization and urban/rural development, and enhancing the public sector performance. The UNDP-supported project to establish and operate Al-Madinah Urban Observatory Network (MUON) has placed the need for urban and governance indicators high on the planning agenda at the provincial and national levels.more
UNDP Saudi Arabia is heavily involved in several democratic governance successful projects ranging from advisory and technical support to electoral systems and processes, decentralization and urban/rural development, and enhancing the public sector performance. (Photo by: Mohammed Al-Deghaishim)more
UNDP's involvement made a difference: During the period 2003-2008, UNDP supported the Municipality of Al Madinah Al Munawarah Region to establish Al-Madinah Urban Observatory Networkmore
Projects and Initiatives
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) plans to sustain and promote its ongoing efforts to develop human resources and to undertake the urgent task of streamlining and simplifying its administrative procedures and processes. The present project is intended to provide advisory services to MOFA to better discharge this mandate. more
This project aims at providing technical assistance to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs in its aim to produce a study of the rural areas and settlements in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its aim is to produce a comprehensive strategy for the development of rural areas in Saudi Arabia.more