UAE puts ‘Principles of the 50’ into practice with new approach to federal projects

Government will focus on ‘short-term transformational projects’ and give ministries more control

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A series of meetings has been held to set out the way the UAE federal government will work in the future.

It will shift its focus to “short-term transformational projects” and give more control to federal ministries, news agency Wam reported.

“Today, the UAE Government launched the new methodology for federal government work, which focuses on short-term transformational projects and gives greater authorities to federal ministries, guided by the Principles of the 50 in paving its new government path,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Prime Minister.

The new approach was launched at meetings attended by 70 ministers and government officials from more than 40 federal government entities.

Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE was growing rapidly and that the world was undergoing unprecedented geopolitical and technological shifts. He said successful countries would be the quickest to adapt to these developments.

He said the current government work model and what people expect from ministers had changed over the past decade. Emiratis deserved the best and most efficient government, he said.

The UAE Government held several sessions to discuss major projects to support ministers and federal authorities to draft plans, present proposals for major projects in key sectors and link them to national priorities. The projects would improve the government’s readiness for the future and help achieve the UAE Centennial 2071, Wam reported.

During the launch of the sessions, Mohammad Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, said the new methodology embodied the vision of Sheikh Mohammed to achieve progress in government work and would boost the UAE’s regional and global leadership.

In September 2021, Sheikh Mohammed announced the new methodology in line with the Principles of the 50, which will act as a roadmap for a new era of political, economic and social development.

The Cabinet approved the Principles of the 50 to act as guidelines for all UAE’s institutions and called on government bodies to adopt and introduce the 10 principles, which help lay out a vision to continue the nation’s development in its first 50 years for the next half-century.

In a decree issued by President Sheikh Khalifa in October, all ministries, federal and local government authorities and institutions in the UAE must stick rigorously to 10 key principles for the next five decades.

They are to use the principles as guidelines in all directives and decisions, and introduce them in plans and strategies.

Updated: April 19, 2022, 7:54 PM