What We Do

In its Global Cooperation Framework, UNDP provides a range of services to governments and to United Nations country teams in the areas of Democratic Governance, Poverty Reduction Strategies, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, Environment and Sustainable Energy, HIV/AIDS. These are geared to engage in global advocacy and analysis to generate knowledge, alliance building and promotion of enabling frameworks on key issues, policy advice and support for national capacity building, and knowledge networking and sharing of good practices.

Our Goals

UNDP Saudi Arabia, inline with the Kingdom’s development priorities aligns its work along a selected number of service lines. The areas addressed are tailored to meet some of the challenges raised in the Ninth Development Plan. UNDP’s focus in Saudi Arabia has, in recent years, shifted from assistance in infrastructure to a softer assistance in terms of implementation of strategies and planning, e-government, energy efficiency, environmental conservation and the accession to World Trade Organization (WTO).

Building and Sharing Solutions

UNDP is a solution-oriented, knowledge-based development organization, supporting countries to reach their own development objectives and internationally agreed goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Photo by: hussaln alqallaf)

Our Stories

UNDP plays a key role in assisting Saudi Arabia with the enabling activities necessary to undertake its commitment under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). (Photo by: Mohammed Al-Deghaishim)
Saudi Arabia’s first step towards clean energy technologies

Saudi Arabia hosts the world’s largest reserves of oil and has emerged as a global energy superpower. However, while past human development gains in Saudimore 

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Youth exchange Programme participants on a visit to the Chinese Medical center (photo: courtesy of MOFA)
Youth Exchange Programme for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

Based on the vision of the current leadership in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its continuous efforts to bridge the gap between nations through culturalmore 

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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 

  • The objective of this Project is to strengthen the technical and organizational capacities of MOWE in sustainable development and management of the Kingdom’s water resources. This project shall also support the progressive development of a comprehensive water management system for the purpose of undertaking strategic water resources planning and management, and develop and strengthen a basis for efficient water administration and enforcement.more 

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