Dubai Government Excellence Program

1997

Since 1997

03

Levels of excellence

20

Awards categories

03

Pillars, 10 criteria in the excellence model

03

Pillars in the Elite model

32

Government entities

85.2%

Customer happiness index in 2019

82.3%

Employee happiness index in 2018

We have come a long way in our quest for excellence and the world has acknowledged that. Our country is on the forefront and has ranked in advanced positions in many global competitiveness indicators… Today we want to build on that achievement to move to a new phase in our work towards results-based excellence

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Awards

Institutional Awards
Institutional Awards

Awards given on Dubai government entities level based on outcomes of the assessment against the criteria of the elite model and the Government Excellence Model. This includes:

  • The Elite Award
  • Leading Government Entity
  • Best Entity in Innovation Field
  • Best Entity Achieving Dubai Plan 2021
  • Happiest Work Environment
  • Best Entity in Digital Government
  • Best Entity in Service Provision
  • Best Entity in Efficiency and Governance
Dubai Excellence Medals
Dubai Excellence Medals

Medals given on Dubai government employees level based on outcomes of the assessment against the criteria of the employee excellence. This includes:

  • Dubai Medal for Assistant Director General/CEO
  • Dubai Medal for Supervisory Employee
  • Dubai Medal for Customer Happiness Employee
  • Dubai Medal for Innovative Employee
  • Dubai Medal for Specialized Employee
  • Dubai Medal for Administrative Employee
  • Dubai Medal for Field Employee
  • Dubai Medal for Young Employee
  • Special Recognition – The Unknown Soldiers
Variable Awards
Variable Awards

Variable categories to be determined in each assessment cycle based on government priorities. This include:

  • Best People-of-Determination-Friendly Entity
  • Best Entity in the Emiratization Field
DGEP Trophy
DGEP Trophy

Dubai Government Excellence Program – The emblem design

The emblem of the Dubai Government Excellence Program, which was carefully thought through, was designed in a way that truly pays tribute to the journey and commitment of government agencies towards achieving excellence across all aspects of the sector. The design portrays sail boats,  where the parallel lines make reference to the government agencies paving their way towards greatness. 
The emblem also illustrates government agencies that are armed, yet compete for one common goal, whereby a victory for one government agency, is in fact, a victory for all, in line with the vision of Mohammed bin Rashid. The steering gear of the sailboat in the race is led by a captain and ties back to an individual who has a passion to surpass expectations and reach unprecedented levels of excellence. The journey towards excellence is led by the fleet of boats which are government agencies... it is driven by the winds of determination, guided by the waves of the sea that represent our leadership. Its key pillars are: excellence, efficiency, effectiveness and innovation. 


This year, Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah made a unique addition to the shield, to honour winners at the Elite level, in an artistic way that reflects the commitment of government agencies and their continuous efforts to achieve excellence, in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 
 

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Happiness Studies

Customer Happiness Index Study

An annual study to measure the happiness of customers with the performance of government entities in the field of providing services through interviews and telephone with customers and visits of mystery shoppers and community surveys using a questionnaire designed in accordance with the best practices

Employee Happiness Index Study

An annual study to measure the happiness of the performance and leadership of government entities in the field of human resources management and provide a stimulating and enabling work environment through the use of a questionnaire designed in accordance with the best practices sent by an electronic link to each government employee via his mobile phone

Innovation Readiness Index Study

A study every two years is to measure the readiness of innovation in government entities through the use of a questionnaire designed in accordance with the best practices sent by an electronic link to each government employee via his mobile phone

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