What is the project about
King Salman Youth Center (KSYC), a well-established non-governmental organization, is aiming to provide a number of well-targeted thematic data and indicators in specific areas towards the achievement of the development transformation of the Kingdom and the full realization of youth potential.
This project intends to support the Kingdom’s ongoing efforts towards fully realizing the potential of Saudi youth by promoting active youth participation in the development process. This can only be achieved if policies and strategies targeting youth are well-informed. Non-governmental organizations can play a vital role in the decision-making process by providing robust quality youth-related data and indicators.
The enabling environment is the mandate and direction of the Vision 2030, where youth empowerment and active participation are catalyst for the success of the vision. In addition, the vision entails creating partnerships between governmental, non-governmental, and private sectors to work together towards empowering the society throughout the transformational development. This direction will contribute to the ongoing efforts by the government to adapt, implement, monitor and evaluate the implementation of the SDGs achievement in the Kingdom.
UNDP will provide the needed technical expertise to KSYC for establishing a national set of youth indicators and produce a corresponding report to inform policy-makers, hence starting a trend where youth NGOs are active participants informing the decision-making process.
Private sector entities and/or national NGOs will be contracted by KSYC to conduct the required surveys and developed the agreed upon indicators under a close cooperation and supervision of UNDP on the quality and content of the deliverables.
The project intends to deliver two main outputs. The first output is the creation of three disaggregated youth-focused indicators in priority areas, which will be identified during the implementation phase of the project. The second output is the production of a report on Saudi Youth based on aforementioned identified priority areas and corresponding indicators.