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Abu Dhabi Executive Office

Abu Dhabi Executive Office

Abu Dhabi Executive Office is the authority in charge of supporting the Executive Council as well as its Committees by virtue of the provisions of Law No. (18) of 2019, specialized in the following:

The General Secretariat of the Executive Council's terms of reference include the following:

  • Study and review the applications and topics submitted to the Executive Council and its Committees, and submit the appropriate recommendations in preparation for submittal thereof to take the decisions required to this effect.

  • Study the topics ordered by the Executive Council or its Chairman, and follow up on the implementation of the instructions issued in their regard.

  • Support the Executive Council and its Committees in the management of meetings, the drafting and issuance of resolutions.

  • Support the members of the Executive Council including the establishment of offices thereto – if necessary – following the approval of the Executive Council. The Office shall provide financial and administrative support to such offices, including seeking the assistance of experts, institutions and consulting offices.

  • Provide legal opinion on the topics submitted to the Executive Council and its Committees.

  • Study, suggest and prepare local and federal draft laws, as well as the decrees, resolutions, regulations and agreements, and present them to the Executive Council and its Committees.

  • Prepare and issue the Official Gazette of the Emirate.

  • Follow up on the implementation of the legislations and resolutions issued by the Executive Council and its Committees.

  • Support the Executive Council and its Committees regarding the development and improvement of the government performance in the various sectors.

  • Prospect opportunities and future challenges of all fields, lay down the plans required to this effect and submit them to the Executive Council or its delegate for approval.

  • Manage Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance.

  • Propose the standards of Abu Dhabi Award for Excellence in Government Performance and submit the results thereof to the Executive Council or its delegate for approval.  

  • Organize the communications channels of the Executive Council and its Committees.

  • Oversee the diplomatic protocol and affairs in coordination with the concerned local and Federal entities, lay down the policies and strategies thereof, and oversee the implementation thereof.

  • Supervise and contribute to developing strategic and executive plans of the Emirate in coordination with the government entities, and approve them by the Executive Council.

  • Follow up and develop the government performance of the Emirate.

  • Develop innovative programs and initiatives as well as the standards of excellence of governmental services, in coordination with the governmental entities, and supervise their implementation.

  • Supervise Abu Dhabi Development Accelerator Program “Ghadan21” in coordination with the relevant entities.

  • Follow up on the satisfaction levels of the customers of the government entities and submit periodic reports to the Executive Council.

  • Measure and assess the performance level of the governmental services through field visits and government channels.

  • Supervise and follow up on all the governmental entities in the Emirate and demonstrate the extent of their compliance with the execution of the competencies assigned to them thereto in accordance with the applicable legislations. The Office may for this purpose assume the following:

    • Address the government entity to take the necessary and corrective measures to deal with any violations which are detected and fall within the responsibilities assigned thereto.

    • Submit reports on the extent of the commitment of the entity to execute the competences assigned thereto, to the Executive Council.

    • Implement the initiatives assigned thereto by the Executive Council and its committees to take any procedures that guarantee the consistency of the government work and raise the efficiency of performance of the governmental entities.

  • Follow up on the commitment of the governmental entities in implementing the strategic and executive plans of the Emirate including the progress of work and operational affairs of the said entities.

  • Supervise and follow up on the governmental entities in terms of disbursement of their budgets and the approval of their strategic and executive plans.

  • Coordinate with the Department of Finance to develop the financial plans and necessary budgets to achieve the set goals within the optimal use of the governmental resources.

  • Match and align the strategic and executive plans of the Emirate in accordance with the applicable strategic, administrative and legal controls, and submit them to the Executive Council for approval.

  • Receive the complaints of natural and corporate persons and refer them to the concerned governmental entities for settlement and resolution; submit the necessary complaints to the committees of the Executive Council in accordance with the applicable regulations.

  • Any other competencies or tasks assigned thereto by the Executive Council.