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New portal offers access to best govt practices


Deputy Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed graces an event. File

Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

The Emirates Center for Government Knowledge (ECGK), part of the Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), has launched the ‘Knowledge Gate’, a platform to host government documents, directories, guidelines, standards, references and best practices that relate to vital areas in public management and administration in the country.

The unified smart portal was launched in partnership with various federal and local government entities, including the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) and Dubai Government Human Resources (DGHR).

Designed to be an open and accessible reference source for all members of society, including students, employees, researchers and decision-makers, the platform contains frameworks, guidelines, reports and best practices documentation in government work issued by federal and local government entities in the UAE. The documents cover an array of fields, such as governance and organisational design, strategy and organisational performance, human resources, innovation and knowledge management.

Amongst the various entities that have their knowledge outputs on the platform are the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, Dubai Government Human Resources Department, the Ministry of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, the Prime Minister’s Office, Mohammed bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, the Executive Council of Dubai, the Abu Dhabi Centre for Corporate Governance, the Museum of the Future, and the State Audit Institution.

The documents hosted at the portal cover numerous public management disciplines, such as staff performance management, training and development, reward and incentive systems, professional behavior and work ethics, volunteering with the government, work environment, evaluation, and many more.

Dr Ali Bin Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said, “As a leading academic institution and in line with our innovative approach to improving government performance in the UAE and the region, we continue to develop exceptional tools and solutions in conjunction with creating an enabling environment to support and empower future leaders.” “The Knowledge Gate is a step towards exploring the horizons of the future and is an opportunity for decision-makers, government employees, academics and researchers to access guidelines and best government practices in the UAE,” he added.

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