In an innovative move reflecting the UAE’s commitment to government readiness for the future, the Government Development and the Future Office launched the Executive Framework for Future Institutional Readiness, which aims to future-proof and enhance the resilience of UAE government entities. The launch event saw the participation of over 150 government officials from 91 federal government entities.
Her Excellency Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future, said, “The Executive Framework for Future Institutional Readiness embodies the vision of His Highness President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and aligns with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. This initiative is part of comprehensive efforts supporting the realization of the 'We the UAE 2031' vision, which aims to position the UAE government globally among the top future-ready nations across all vital domains”.
Her Excellency added: "The framework is a new practical approach designed to enable government entities to enhance future readiness amidst the rapidly evolving global landscape. It aims to achieve future readiness proactively with measurable outcomes. Ultimately, the framework strengthens government capabilities across readiness pillars for the benefit of the UAE, as well as present and future generations”.
Her Excellency explained that the framework emphasizes the UAE’s paradigm of government future readiness with an outcome-driven approach. Of note, the future preparedness of government is evaluated using clearly defined indicators. It provides a strategic data map which indicates the future readiness levels of government entities and identifies improvement areas towards potential opportunities. Importantly, it empowers entities to proactively design and implement strategies, programs and initiatives so as to enhance future readiness.
Atraf Shehab, CEO of the Centennial Lab, said, “The Executive Framework for Future Institutional Readiness provides integrated guidelines for government entities to achieve future readiness with efficiency and impact”.
Shehab further described the framework’s end-to-end approach in empowering all government entities to proactively address future challenges, capture opportunities and create agile business models. It enables government entities to foster a culture of achievement, which uplifts productivity and competitive capabilities, in line with the directions of leadership.
The Executive Framework for Future Institutional Readiness assesses readiness levels within government entities across three key pillars, namely Future Foundations, Future Game Changers and Future Impact.
The Future Foundations pillar prioritizes the development of core building blocks for future readiness and resilience. It institutionalizes government vision within the entity’s mission and programs, thereby fostering a culture of achievement, acceleration and agility. Such success components are essential for achieving robust transformational leaps.
The Future Game Changers pillar emphasizes institutional future readiness, especially where relates to digital and cyber capabilities. It leverages on technology and digital innovation to enhance government efficiency, reinforce cyber capabilities and develop future skills. These empower the effective design of future readiness projects to leapfrog the UAE’s global leadership in future-critical sectors.
On the Future Impact pillar, the framework measures the tangible outcomes of future readiness using specific metrics. The pillar aims to advance the government’s strategic imperatives by preempting global shifts. 
The framework spurs efforts in complementing the UAE’s ongoing endeavors to enhance quality of life and strengthen the country’s global position as a leading center of growth which shapes human advancement and the future.
Ministry of Cabinet Affairs And Prime Minister's Office