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Adoption of the statistical plan for the Emirate of Dubai 2015

Image :members during meetings
Image :members during meetings

During its first meeting for 2015 held at Dubai Statistics Center (DSC) and headed by Arif Al Muhairi, DSC Executive Director, Dubai Statistical Coordination Committee has approved the 2015 Statistical Plan for the Emirate of Dubai. The statistical plan this year come highly motivated and of rich content as including 34 projects, programs, and strategic statistical initiative encompasses various demographic, social and economic sectors.

Worth noting that Dubai Statistical Coordination Committee was formed by virtue of Executive Council Resolution No. (2) of 2008 under chairmanship of DSC Executive Director and membership of ten departments and governmental bodies namely: Dubai Municipality, Roads and Transport Authority, Dubai Health Authority, Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, Department of Economic Development, and Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai, and Community Development Authority.

The Committee aims to achieve statistical work integration in the Emirate of Dubai with dedicated direction towards supporting Dubai Strategic Plan at all levels and sectors, and to facilitate statistical data flow to DSC from authentic sources.

Operational Plan

Al Muhairi said that the DSC operational plan is based on its 2015 strategic plan launched in 2012 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, which has come to its last year in preparation for launching the new strategic plan of DSC.

In cooperation with the General Secretariat of the Executive Council and strategic partners, DSC embarked don studying and analyzing the statistical requirements for Dubai 2021 Strategic Plan as well as the overall statistical requirements of the state, which the new strategic plan of DSC will be based upon.

Al Muhairi pointed out that such statistical requirements of 2015 have been fully identified and taken into account in pursue of DSC plan update as Dubai strategic plan and the state statistical requirements are always at the forefront of DSC planning priorities and are considered the main focus of its strategy in pursuit of the vision to become an internationally recognized statistics center supporting development in the emirate of Dubai.

Strategic Initiatives

Al Muhairi explained that 2015 Statistical Plan encompasses significant strategic initiatives in various sectors including education, health, economic sectors, workforce, environment and energy in addition to the development of the DSC smart and electronic services and surveys systems, which in whole are vital tasks supporting and advancing the future development and industry.

Al Muhairi also pointed out that the statistical operational plan practically translates the DSC strategic objectives represented in “Providing qualitative statistical support and government strategies for leaders and decision-makers to meet the requirements and strategic priorities”.

Among other objectives is “to produce indicators and statistical information for all demographic, social, and economic sectors in an integrated manner based on the best practices and statistical requirements for stakeholders”, and “to support planning and performance assessment processes through providing requirements of survey information regarding various segments of society”.

Statistical Link

During its meeting, the Committee has followed up the work progress in Statistical Link Project with the private health sector implemented by DSC in partnership with Dubai health Authority (DHA) aiming to link the main statistical database of Dubai with more than one thousand health facilities including hospitals, clinics and medical centers among others.

Members of the Committee have also reviewed the new smart services launched by DSC such as Interactive Statistics system included in the Smart Statistics Suite among other services provided through the DSC smart app aiming to know the opinions and recommendations of the Committee members to be taken into account for the continuous development processes.

Statistical Form

The Committee also discussed the Statistical Form in addition to a number of technical aspects of the 4th Dubai Social Survey which is one of the statistical surveys to implement during 2015 as joint project between Community Development Authority and DSC. Notes have been drawn as well as the requirements from the parties represented in the Committee to ensure enhance utilization of the survey and covering all information requirements for various parties concerned with implementation of Dubai strategic plan.

Aisha El Joker, the member representative of Community Development Authority, has submitted a proposal for a statistical training plan including 12 training courses dedicated for a number of technical and technological statistical fields so as to be adopted by the DSC in its 2015 Training Plan for governmental agencies. The Committee has praised the proposal and Head of the Committee recommended for adoption and Implementation of the same in parrellel with taking into account the Committee requirements and notes.