UNDP Country Office, Saudi Arabia, helps the Government to sustain its development results through the rigorous application of the tool of capacity development. For UNDP, capacity development is based on the fact that people are best empowered to realize their full potentials when the means of development are sustainable – home-grown, long-term, and generated and managed collectively by the actual beneficiaries.
Capacity development is performed at three levels of individual, institutional and environmental (or societal) capacities. It is a transformational process that empowers individuals, leaders, organizations and societies to generate, guide and sustain human development.
In this context, UNDP provides support to Saudi Arabia for:
- Engaging with stakeholders in a capacity development process;
- Integrating capacity development into the national development framework;
- Designing and implementing capacity assessments through the application and adaptation of the UNDP capacity assessment methodology and supporting tools or other assessment frameworks;
- Analyzing findings and formulating capacity development responses;
- Measuring change in capacity through provision of evaluation methodology and indicators for capacity development responses in different sectors and contexts.