The Arab Government Excellence Award on Thursday at the headquarters of the Arab League in Cairo in partnership with the Arab Organization for Administrative Development (ARADO).
Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmed Aboul Gheit during his keynote speech said the award would foster the spirit of fair competition in the field of public administration.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Civil Service Sulaiman Al-Hamdan participated in the launch of the award.
Launched under the patronage of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, would encourage leading practices in the performance of government institutions in Arab countries.
Mohammad Al-Gergawi, UAE minister of Cabinet affairs and chairman of the award’s board of trustees, said that the award would recognize the best Arab ministers, ministries, directors, institutions and governors based on strict administrative standards.
He added that a series of research papers on modern government administration would be launched, and an Arab administrative platform made available to review best practices and obtain detailed and up-to-date management advice.