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Senior officials with Sheikh Mohammed at the event.

UAE focussed on being the best: Sheikh Mohammed

DUBAI, April 11, 2017

The UAE government is focused on rapid and steady accomplishments to achieve the goal of making the country one of the best countries in the world by 2021 – the nation’s 50th anniversary, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

He said the efficiency and success of the government is measured by it achievements and its ability to secure its goals on time, according to a Wam news agnecy report.

"Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, our government has introduced a model of government, which is based on a commitment to delivering results, and in transforming various challenges to opportunities," said Sheikh Mohammed.

He was attending a government function at the Etihad Museum on Monday in Dubai, where he evaluated the progress made by the 36 executive teams assembled by the UAE Government last October 2016 to implement the National Agenda.

Closely evaluated by him, the teams are tasked with working towards the agenda’s objectives with 52 different national indices over the course of the next four years. The goal is to reach perfect scores (100 percent) across all indices and within six key sectors: healthcare, education, the economy, the environment and infrastructure, society, and security and the judiciary.

Sheikh Mohammed met with 500 members of the 36 executive teams, and was briefed on the results of each team’s respective national index, as well as the challenges they face and the initiatives and programmes they have launched to help implement the National Agenda. Furthermore, 96 national initiatives that seek to strengthen coordination between the local and federal governments were also announced.

Sheikh Mohammed was present as the ministers signed a charter, whereby they pledged to spare no effort in supporting the executive teams and monitoring the results of their respective indices to reach the objectives of the UAE Vision 2021.

He said that signing the charter embodies the commitment of the ministers to ensure that the results of the national indices will be achieved in line with the objectives of UAE Vision 2021.

Sheikh Mohammed also launched the electronic "Government Performance Monitor", an integrated network developed to support the executive teams. It connects and overlays various national indices, evaluates government departments based on their policies and the amount of data they gather, assesses the quality of communication between the teams and international organisations, and examines the extent to which surveys conducted for the indices correlate with one another.

This allows these departments to prioritise their tasks, set clear plans, and compile the data necessary for the indices and then ensure it is picked up by international organisations.

The executive teams showcased their latest achievements in two-part presentations. The first covered the initiatives launched within important sectors and fields, such as to enhance the UAE’s competitiveness; projects to fight obesity in children and other illnesses such as cardiovascular diseases and cancer; monitoring national and international test results and evaluating schools; initiatives in sectors such as energy, water, and waste; the development aid portal; the official portal of the UAE; and initiatives that promote national identity and family cohesion.

The second part of the presentations introduced a road map for the 2017-2021 period, which includes initiatives to achieve the objectives of the National Agenda.




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