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The Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030

Abu Dhabi Department of Planning and Economy Country Resources Development and Poverty Strategies Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates August 2007 Policy document development

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Based on the principles laid out in the Government’s Policy Agenda published in August 2007, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 is a roadmap for the Emirate’s economic progress.

Seeking to ensure the continued success of the Emirate’s development, the Government of Abu Dhabi has set guidelines and priorities for the Emirate’s socio-economic progress in its Policy Agenda. Taking these guidelines as its parameters, the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 has been developed by the Government, in consultation with the private sector, as a 22-year strategy to achieve these aims, and to ensure that all stakeholders in the economy are moving in concert, with a clear view of the long-term goals. The Abu Dhabi Policy Agenda 2007/2008 defines the priorities for public policy in the Emirate. These priorities have been set to achieve what the Government of Abu Dhabi sees as its primary goals: a safe and secure society and a dynamic, open economy. The Government has identified nine pillars that will form the architecture of the Emirate’s social, political and economic future:
• A large empowered private sector
• A sustainable knowledge-based economy
• An optimal, transparent regulatory environment
• A continuation of strong and diverse international relationships
• The optimisation of the Emirate’s resources
• Premium education, healthcare and infrastructure assets
• Complete international and domestic security
• Maintaining Abu Dhabi’s values, culture and heritage
• A significant and ongoing contribution to the federation of the UAE

Having established these pillars, the Government has committed itself to direct public policy to strengthen and develop them. This involves focusing on four key priority areas:
• Economic development
• Social and human resources development
• Infrastructure development and environmental sustainability
• Optimisation of Government operations.


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