The Ministry of Cabinet Affairs supports performance excellence in government entities, develops the leadership capabilities in ministries, federal entities and institutions, and develops ideas and innovative initiative to enhance the leading role of UAE.
Through the "Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program”, the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs aims to realize the vision set by His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to drive excellence and enhance the performance of the UAE Government. The program aspires to achieve this vision by implementing an international excellence model and launching a variety of development initiatives to foster the culture of innovation and achievement amongst all public sector employees. The Program also aims to be a destination for excellence, innovation and development, in line with the "Government Excellence" mission, by providing an enabling environment and promoting sustainable development and prosperity.
The Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program aims to develop the practices of excellence in the federal government by adopting modern principles of excellence and raising awareness on excellence in government work. It further guides and develops government entities’ capabilities through sharing knowledge and best practices that encourage disruptive innovation and consolidate the concepts of excellence.
The Sheikh Khalifa Government Excellence Program: General Framework
The program strives to achieve its vision by implementing the mission statement aiming to achieve excellence in government performance and its human capital through the application of the UAE Government Excellence Model (GEM) and launching a variety of development initiatives to foster the culture of innovation and achievement amongst all public sector employees. This in turn will make the UAE government sector a symbol of excellence, innovation and development, and achieve the mission of the ”Government of the Future" by providing an enabling environment to promote sustainable development, happiness and wellbeing, and empower the UAE to become one of the best countries in the world and a regional hub for the world economy, in line of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE.
Government Excellence Model (GEM)
Pursuant the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Government Excellence Model (GEM) was developed in line with the UAE Vision and long-term strategic plans. The model aims to develop government services, promote innovation and disruptive thinking, and shape the future of government work. Over decades of consistent efforts in defining and driving Government Excellence, the UAE government has witnessed development leapfrogs that resulted in achieving comprehensive development in all fields and securing a leading position for the UAE in global competitiveness and government efficiency. Building on these accomplishments, the Government Excellence Model (GEM 2.0) is revived to further enhance and energize the evolution of Excellence across the UAE Government entities. GEM 2.0 was developed based on the accumulated experiences and the evolution of Government Excellence concepts and approaches at both the national and international levels. Progressing to GEM 2.0 was the way for the UAE to ensure that Government Excellence remains relevant and agile in anticipating dynamic advancements in government policy and securing a leading position for the UAE globally.
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