The department of economic Development “DED" is the main driver of economic development in the emirate. DED is responsible for the continuous cooperation between the business sector and government departments, encouraging investment and carrying out business in the emirate. The partnership management system aims at enhancing cooperation between DED and both public and private sector and organizations through strategic partnerships that contributes to achieving government’s strategic objectives and guaranteeing highly effective utilization of joint resources.
Partnership is defined as "a relationship between two or more parties aiming at providing added value to the customers through benefiting from partners' various potentials and skills.
Public and private sector partnerships are divided into three types:
DED relationships with the partners shall be studied to identify the type of partnership partners may be classified into more than one type of partnerships according to the relationship between the partner and DED.
Before engaging in partnerships, DED makes plans to ensure that:
It is the stage in which the relationship between DED and the partner organization is developed through:
Third: Partnership Contract
It is the stage in which the partnership contract between DED and any partner organization is drafted.
A partnership contract contains the following:
Fourth: Signing Partnership Contract
In this stage, the term of agreement shall be implemented as follows:
Fifth: Implementing the Agreement Terms
In this stage, the terms of agreement shall be implemented as follows:
A relationship between DED, federal and local departments, authorities and ministries in attempt to provide customers with an added value service and achieve a common governmental objective through benefiting from partner's various potentials and skills.
As agreement between DED and one or more private sector organizations with a unique feature granting both parties privileges related to developing or providing services, better utilization of available resources or accomplishing projects.
Private Sector Partnership Requirements:
There are requirements for entering into a partnership contract between DED and Private Sector Organizations, namely:
Efficiency of partnerships is periodically measured through measuring the following performance indicators:
Some partnerships may need some amendments after approval. A partnership contract shall be amend if:
Mechanism of Amendment to partnership:
Partnership contracts made between DED and any partner organization shall be cancellation if:
Mechanism for Partnership Cancelation:
The mechanism for partnerships management differs according to the type of partnership this is due to the difference in the relationship between DED and the partners the importance of such relationships.
Management of Strategic Partnerships:
Management of Operations Partnerships:
Management of Resources Partnerships:
A mechanism for recognizing partners is highly important in evaluating their efforts to guarantee a continuous effective and successful relationship with DED. The recognition award categories include the following: