UAE Government Excellence Model gets international recognition

GEM rated by nine international quality organisations for effectiveness in forming government entities

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UAE Government Excellence Model gets international recognition The UAE government has outdone many governments around the world in terms of efficient and effective services, says Al Gergawi.
By  Mark Sutton Published  November 22, 2017

The UAE's Government Excellence Model (GEM) has been recognised by nine international quality organisations as a global reference for government efficiency.

The GEM has been evaluated and accredited by the organisations as a model for efficiency and excellence, and results-based government, and for guiding the future development of government entities.

The new model was recognised to be an International Standard at a ceremony held in Dubai and endorsed by representatives from nine world-leading organisations, including the European Organization for Quality (EOQ), the Asia-Pacific Quality Organization (APQO), the Australian Quality Organization (AOQ), Juran world leaders in quality improvement, the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), the International Academy for Quality (IAQ), the American Quality Association (ASQ), the Asian Network for Quality (ANQ), and the University of Miami.

The GEM was rated highly for scalability and adaptability, and its basis in creating governments based on excellence, innovation and competitiveness. Federal and local government agencies in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, measuring its success in identifying outstanding institutions from a results perspective.

HE Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, reaffirmed that the UAE Government, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai, is continuously pushing forward with its efforts for development and implementing excellence, achieving one breakthroughs after the other and cementing its global leadership.

"The UAE Government has thus become a point of reference for other governments looking to enhance their performance and achieve happiness and better quality of life for their communities," HE Al Gergawi said.

"The Government Excellence Model is a pioneering model for the formation of future-oriented, excellence-based governments that prioritise transformation through innovation and development in government work. Global accreditation comes with great responsibility, and with that in mind, we are continuously working to develop the Government Excellence Model, enhancing its flexibility and adaptability to future variations, and boosting its global positioning.

"The Model has contributed to the development of an innovative approach and the establishment of a future stage in government work based on the optimal recruitment of advanced smart technologies. This has allowed the UAE Government to outdo many governments around the world in terms of efficient and effective services. The recognition of the Government Excellence Model opens the doors wide for establishing the UAE as a premier global destination for shaping the future of excellence."

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