Support to the General Commission of Survey

This project represents the second phase in a strategic partnership focusing on promotion of the surveying works and the myriad products of surveying. The key objective of this intervention is to maintain provision: of advisory services in developing the national capacities for effective geo-spatial surveys, generating! multi-purpose knowledge from such surveys to efficiently boost national efforts in achieving the key,directions of the Saudi Vision 2030 as well as promoting the national implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The completion of the previous phase has been instrumental in nurturing the idea of developing the :foundation of financial sustainability whereby the General Commission of Survey (GCS) will achieve a high level of efficiency in all its hydrological and geospatial products. It is through this quality and I efficiency that the GCS wishes to expand marketing of its products and to broaden the public awareness:

I about its products and services. The core around which all aspects of this project revolve is the design and operationalizing of a National Centre for Geospatial Data.

The project has four interconnected outputs:

1) National Centre for Geospatial Data strengthened and operationalized

2) National capacities developed

3) Advisory services provided towards achievement of financial sustainability and contribution to the national economy

4) Advocacy promoted for a wider visibility of GCS . Capacity development will also focus on training in the core areas of land survey; geodetic survey;, topographic survey' and hydrological survey.

Support to the General Commission of Survey project document




Project start date:

March 2014

Estimated end date:

December 2019

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Saudi Arabia

    Implementing partner:

    National Execution

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    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Saudi Arabia
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $0

    2018 $925,528

    2017 $1,040,660

    2016 $1,218,639

    2015 $648,018

    2014 $1,149,823

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