Friday, July 31, 2015

Improving governance is a work in progress

Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has stated that the process of improving government performance requires sustained efforts and daily assessment in line with the National Agenda and strategic plans of the government to achieve UAE Vision 2021. 

Sheikh Mohammed made this remark while reviewing the results of the performance indicators of 45 federal government entities, including ministries and federal authorities, in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Ohood Al Roumi, Director General of the Prime Minister Office, Najla Al Awar, Secretary General of the UAE Cabinet and Mariam Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Government Performance Sector in the Prime Minister Office.

He said, "The performance evaluation is a consistent approach of the UAE government aimed at raising government work efficiency to meet people's expectations and provide them happiness. We have long-term strategic plans to advance the work of government. We believe that in order to achieve the best results that match our ambitious aims to achieve top ranks at the global level, we must keep evaluating and updating our action plans and prioritising them on a regular basis."

Sheikh Mohammed underscored that the performance evaluation is designed to help government entities raise their efficiency levels and improve the quality of services, noting that advanced level of performance has been achieved by entities in more than one level.

He was briefed on the results of the performance indicators of federal government entities and the implementation of a periodic follow-up programme, which covers the performance of the employees. Emphasis was placed on the performance levels achieved in the ministries of education, health and social affairs in view of their status as vital service entities.

The government is evaluating more than 3,000 indicators on the Federal Government Performance Management System ‘Adaa 2.0', an effective mechanism to manage institutional performance and accurately monitor the execution of strategic and operational plans across federal government entities.

In addition to the level of excellence of services provided, the system can monitor the competitiveness level of all ministries and federal agencies on a daily basis. –End-

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