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Improving policy management for the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs in the UAE

Contributing to wider government reforms in the UAE

In 2006, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid succeeded his brother to become ruler of the Emirate of Dubai and Prime Minister of the UAE. He initiated a number of government reforms to improve public administration in the country. In the same year, the first-ever elections were held for 20 of the 40 seats in the Federal National Council.

To assist in this reform process, Adam Smith International was contracted by the UAE’s Ministry of Cabinet Affairs to provide assistance to strengthen Cabinet Office structures and procedures.

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Centre of Government Institutional Development in UAE


  • Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, UAE

We also offered support in reviewing existing arrangements, developed improved structures, procedures and regulations and prepared a Cabinet Procedures Handbook.

The main focus of this programme was to improve the quality of policy management, quality of follow-up within the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs, and the quality of the documentation and record keeping that supported decision making within Cabinet.

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