Sustainable Development Policy and Planning


What is the project about

This is a six-year (2011-2017) capacity building programme for the Ministry of Economy and Planning, aimed at supporting the recently published Ninth National Development Plan (NDP; 2010-14).

The key objectives include supporting implementation and monitoring of the (NDP; 2010-14).

While Saudi Arabia has witnessed significant progress on development indicators in recent years, a key focus for the Government and this project is on the need for sustainability of development results.

As such this project focuses on three major outcomes related to the three pillars of sustainable development, and ten specific outputs for the first phase touching on issues highlighted in specific chapters in the 9th NDP.

(1) Mainstreaming Sustainability into Development Policy: monitoring of 9th NDP implementation, design policies to diversify growth through regional development and knowledge economy, production of development reports such as MDG Reports and NHDR; and south-south cooperation.

(2) Green Economy: strategies for enhancing efficiency of resource use and clean technologies for energy, water, mining, etc, and south-south cooperation opportunities.

(3) Social Empowerment: strategies and policies for poverty reduction, including youth and women employment; research on social subsidies, and social safety nets.


What have we accomplished so far

1. Strengthened  strategic planning,  macro and sectoral policy analysis,  regional socio-economic planning and development, and plan monitoring.

2. Institutional Support Facilities established.

3. Capacity Building and Training Programme accelerated.



Relarted 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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