The UAE Government held virtual meetings over a three-day period from 10 to 12 May 2020 to assess the country's strategy for developing the UAE post the pandemic of COVID-19. The meetings were attended by ministers, secretaries-general of executive councils and officials from over 100 federal and local government authorities.
Goal of the meetings
The aim of the meetings was to develop a strategy for the whole government work system, produce business plans, policies and means to ensure the short, medium and long-term development of the UAE’s government work, and enable the country to tackle economic and social challenges post COVID-19. The strategy would include a review of current ministerial and government structures and focus on a two-phase recovery plan.
Areas of focus
The six main areas of focus for the meeting were health, education, economy, food security, society and government. Ministers presented their vision and the UAE’s readiness for the future of the said sectors in the post COVID-19 stage.
After the meetings, H. H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, declared that the UAE:
- will review the structure and size of its government as part of its strategy for dealing with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic
- may merge ministries and alter bodies and will make changes for a more agile, flexible and speedy government.
Updated on 16 Sep 2020