Healthcare, education, the environment and social development have been prioritised in a new national strategy launched to take the UAE forward.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced on Wednesday this UAE Strategy for the Future.
A comprehensive roadmap that will take the nation to the next era of development.
Each government department will appoint a director dedicated to future planning as part of this Strategy for the Future, which will be implemented in phases and incorporate clear benchmarks and performance indicators.
This makes the UAE the first government in the world to have such a position within all its departments.
The strategy also focuses on building national human competencies in all the key sectors, strengthening international partnerships, and developing specialised R&D labs that will evaluate future challenges and opportunities.
“As a nation, we have always been forward-looking and planning for the future, which has been a key driver of our success. The UAE Strategy for the Future is our new approach to planning for the future by predicting, analysing and implementing highly effective action plans that accelerate development.
To achieve its goals, we must work together and share responsibilities. With our future planning model, we will serve as a model for the world.”
said Sheikh Mohammed.
Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and The Future, said the short-term vision would be until 2021 while the medium term strategy will focus on planning for 2021 and 2026 and long term beyond that.