Institutional Support to Statistics


What is the project about

The Vision 2030 was preceded by the global launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the core of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, to which Saudi Arabia committed their integration into the national policies and plans and thereafter their implementation.Implementation of the two agendas would certainly require accurate and updated statistics at the national and subnational levels. 

Recently, the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat) has gone through major revision of its corporate strategy and vision alignment with the Saudi Vision 20130. GaStaT strategically aims to create a framework for all statistical needs in support of the National Vision 2030, and National Transformation Program 2020 as well as the SDGs’s agreed upon targets and indicators of relevance to the national context. 


Project outcomes

This project has been designed to provide assistance to GaStat by embracing the following outputs:

  1. Institutional framework for statistics reviewed and aligned with Saudi Vision 2030, NTP2020 and SDGs;
  2. Capacity developed with the objective of enhancing the technical and statistical analysis machinery through provision of subject-matter experts on the core specialties; instituting benchmarks and best practices to guide performance excellence; extensive staff training and continuous learning;
  3. The Information technology infrastructure upgraded to maintain delivery of statistical products meeting the growing demand for indicators and reporting on sustainability at all sectors of the economy; e-linking with 32 entities; establishing national databank.
  4. Institutional marketing capacity established and operational for vibrant public relations to explore and intervene into hitherto untapped niches for marketing of statistical products.

Project Documents






Project start date:

October 2011

Estimated end date:

December 2020

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Saudi Arabia

    Implementing partner:

    National Execution

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Saudi Arabia
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $0

    2019 $7,350

    2018 $1,163,924

    2017 $2,733,402

    2016 $3,028,820

    2015 $3,352,124

    2014 $3,360,140

    2013 $2,831,113

    2012 $2,183,019

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