Support to the Implementation of Non-Communicable Diseases Investment - Case Study for Saudi Arabia


What is the project about

UNDP signed the initiation plan, aiming to assist the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Saudi Arabia in conducting Non-Communicable Diseases (NCO) Investment Case. The case targets to address the first strategic area of the Saudi Health Transformational Plan under the umbrella of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 and Goal 3 pertaining to Good Health and Well-being. Furthermore, the project responds to the first objective of the WHO-UNDP Global Joint Programme on NCDs, to assist the country in developing an advocacy case for increased investment in NCDs interventions.

Project Outcomes

As a result of this cooperation, the Ministry of Health will:

1.     Have a tailored, compelling and clear case outlining the economic benefits of strengthening the national NCDs response to the NCO-related Sustainable Development Goals targets, utilizing context-specific policy options to be used as an advocacy strategy.

1.     Have an agreed road map for assessing, agreeing and priority recommendations and actions arising from the investment case.

2.     Have a clear, detailed, budgeted Project Document outlining future assistance to be provided by UNDP to MOH based on identified needs.


Related Documents



Project start date:

January 2017

Estimated end date:

September 2019

Focus area:

  • accelerate structural transformations
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Saudi Arabia

    Implementing partner:

    National Execution

    Full project information  

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • Government Of Saudi Arabia
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2019 $4,186

    2018 $7,420

    2017 $0

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