The UAE Government wants to ensure sustainable development while preserving the environment, and to achieve a perfect balance between economic and social development

To do that, the UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda focuses on improving the quality of air, preserving water resources, increasing the contribution of clean energy and implementing green growth plans.

Also, the National Agenda highlights the importance of infrastructure and aims for the UAE to be among the best in the world in the quality of airports, ports, road infrastructure, and electricity. And leading telecommunications infrastructure will allow the UAE to become a forerunner in the provision of Smart services.

Finally, seeking to further improve the quality of life of its citizens, the Agenda has set a target to provide suitable housing for eligible UAE nationals within a record timeframe.

 

National Key Performance Indicators

Sustainable Environment and Infrastructure
Index
Indicator
Definition
Source
Results
Key Sponsor
1
Networked Readiness Index (Telecommunication & IT sectors)
A composite indicator that measures the readiness of a country to capture opportunities provided by information and communication technology to increase competitiveness based on (4) perspectives: Environment (the regulatory environment for information and communication technology and the environment for business and innovation), Readiness (Infrastructure for information and communication technology and availability of expertise / skills), Usage (use of ICT by individuals, businesses, and government), Impact (the economic and social impact of information and communication technology).
World Economic Forum - Global IT Report
Rank 26
(2016 Report)
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
2
Share of Clean Energy Contribution
An indicator that measures the contribution of clean energy sources (renewable, nuclear) to the total energy mix.
Ministry of Energy
0.31%
(2015)
Ministry of Energy
3
Quality of Air Transport Infrastructure
An indicator that measures the overall level of infrastructure at airports in the country and its adherence to international standards
World Economic Forum - Global Competitiveness Report
Rank 3
(2017-2018 Report)
General Civil Aviation Authority
4
Quality of Port Infrastructure
An indicator that measures the overall level of infrastructure of ports in the country and its adherence to international standards
World Economic Forum - Global Competitiveness Report
Rank 4
(2017-2018 Report)
Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime
5
Quality of Overall Infrastructure(such as transportation, electricity and telephone lines)
A composite indicator that measures the overall level of infrastructure based on (2) perspectives: the infrastructure for transport and the infrastructure for electricity and telecommunication. The first perspective assesses the overall level and quality of road networks, air transport infrastructure and port infrastructure, while the second perspective assesses the quality of electricity supply and telecommunication infrastructure.
World Economic Forum - Global Competitiveness Report
Rank 4
(2017-2018 Report)
Ministry of Infrastructure Development
6
Air Quality Index
An indicator that measures the quality of air in terms of supplying daily information on pollution and the negative effects it may have on human health. The indicator measures the (4) main air pollutants: nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, ozone
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in coordination with the National Center for Meteorology & Seismology
76.0%
(2016)
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
7
Percentage of Treated Waste of Total Waste Generated
An indicator that measures the percentage of treated waste out of the total generated waste (solid municiplal waste) using various treatment methods (recycling, incineration, waste-to-energy, chemical treatment, exporting for external treatment, except for the landfill), in line with the methodology used by the OECD.
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in coordination with the Federal Cometitiveness and Statistics Authority
22.60%
(2016)
Ministry of Climate Change and Environment
8
Water Scarcity Index
An indicator that measures water overuse by monitoring fresh water usage (including surface water, renewable water and fossil water) as a percentage of overall renewable water in the UAE. The result is weighted to take into account desalination and waste water treatment.
Ministry of Energy
Ratio of 6.30
(2016)
Ministry of Energy
9
Logistics Performance Index
A composite indicator that measures the quality of infrastructure support for logistics activities based on a global survey on the performance of logistics in (6) perspectives: the effectiveness of border and customs management in terms of simplicity and speed, the quality of trade and transport infrastructure, the ease of shipping at competitive prices, the efficiency and quality of logistics services, the ability to track and trace cargo, and arrival of cargo to destinations on time.
World Bank
Rank 13
(2016 Report)
Federal Transport Authority- Land & Maritime
10
Online Services Index
An indicator that measures the evolution of e-government services (smart services) in terms of availability, quality, connectivity and diversity of channels and the use by the public of these services.
United Nations E-Government Survey
Rank 8
(2016 Report)
Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
11
Time to Obtain a Loan/ House from the Government for UAE Citizens
An indicator that measures the extent to which the country meets the housing needs of UAE citizens by measuring the waiting time between the date of application and the date of obtaining the loan/house (NKPI specific to UAE)
Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme
Work in progress
Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme