Excellence Award Overview

Program Framework

SKGEP seeks to achieve the perceptive vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Deputy, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. This vision aspires to enable the UAE public sector to excel in its systems, performance, services and outcomes. And since Zayed University is a federal entity, it contributes to the Excellence Award framework and achieving UAE vision 2021 through the services it provides for its customers.



Vision: Promoting excellence practices in the federal government to achieve excellent performance

Mission: motivate and build the principles of excellence at the federal government, ensuring excellent performance and executing innovative initiatives


SKGEP Pillars:

  • Awarness and Learning
  • Building Capabilities
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Mohamed Bin Rashid Government Excellence Award


Key programs and strategies that have been relied upon while designing the Award System



The Award's Objectives:

  • Promoting the role of the federal government institutions serving the UAE society at all levels.
  • Increasing awareness about the principles of excellence and its role in modern governments.
  • Developing the competencies required to boost excellence in the Federal Government.


The most important benefits of government excellence system to the entities:

  • Working as a road map and guide the work of government agencies to achieve leadership
  • Added value to the entities in their development journey through the assessment of specialized international experts
  • Is not an additional burden as it evaluates the main tasks of an entity and does not require any extra work
  • Comprehensive umbrella for all applicable government development programs to show coherence and complementarities






Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Government Excellence categories