In this context, UNDP Riyadh became heavily involved in several democratic governance successful projects ranging from advisory and technical support to electoral systems and processes, decentralization and urban/rural development, and enhancing the public sector performance. The UNDP-supported project to establish and operate Al-Madinah Urban Observatory Network (MUON) has placed the need for urban and governance indicators high on the planning agenda at the provincial and national levels. Massive work is underway to replicate this successful intervention in other cities. Other ongoing projects include: “UNDP Technical Assistance to the Electoral Process” in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA); The Development of a National Rural Development Strategy with MOMRA; Development of the Saudi Youth Strategy with the Ministry of Economy and Planning; and the “Technical Support to the Institutional Capacity Building of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority”.
All such interventions target fostering democratic governance in the Kingdom.