Urban Planning and Management

Brief Description: This project has been designed to develop national capacities in delivering the objectives and priorities of the National Spatial Strategy (NSS) as part of the mandate of the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA). The overall national directions dictated by the Ninth Development Plan (2010-2014), with specific emphasis on balanced regional development, diversification of the economic base and enhancement of the competitive capacities, are taken into consideration in the formulation of the outputs to be achieved by the completion of the project.

The present 2-year project (for 2015-2016) is expected to deliver the following five outputs:

1)   Capacity development programme designed and delivered for full-fledged implementation of the NSS;

2)   The National Urban Observatory Network empowered through a series of thematic studies. It is expected that the so-called evidence-based urban planning becomes the norm in all urban centres around the Kingdom;

3)   The social dimension of urban planning explored to inform policy formulation and sectoral decision-making;

4)   Measurements of progress in the achievement of the NSS objectives designed, applied and updated by all sectors. This involves establishment of a database, integrating spatial data with sectoral variables; and

5)   Advisory services provided to the Government in conducting relevant urban planning studies.

Urban Planning and Management Project Document



Project start date:

January 2015

Estimated end date:

December 2020

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

    2020 $0

    2019 $607,728

    2018 $595,673

    2017 $823,763

    2016 $422,907

    2015 $139,651

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