H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced the UAE Strategy for the Future, a comprehensive roadmap that will take the nation to the next era of development.
Launched under the directives of H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, the long-term strategy will steer the nation’s growth by identifying the needs and challenges of the future, addressing them through impactful long-term plans, and successfully leveraging new opportunities for all-round development.
The strategy is centred on three main themes — new operational model for the government, building national capacity and setting strategic priorities for the future.
As part of the strategy, future prototypes for various sectors including healthcare, education, social development and the environment will be developed. These will form the basis for governmental policy-making. 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.
Under the new strategy, planning will become a mandatory part of the operations of government departments. Future scenario reports on key sectors will be published and serve as a benchmark for developing governmental plans and policies.
Read more about the task of future-shaping in the ‘Government of future’ section.
Updated on 30 May 2019