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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - STUDIES AND STATISTICS

UAE ranked first in region, 25th in world on Judicial System Efficiency Index

Posted on 24/01/2017

The UAE was ranked first among the Arab nations and 25th internationally on the Judicial System Efficiency Index for 2016 in the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business report. The report, which was published by the World Bank in 2017, covered 190 countries. The index evaluated the countries on their judicial system, ability to handle prosecutions in record time, and ensure it is cost-effective and of high standards. Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Second Abu Dhabi Competitiveness Report 2016 launched

Posted on 20/12/2016

Due to the dramatic drop in oil prices in 2014, the decline in the emirate's growth expectations is inevitable, but such decline is expected to be mitigated by the contribution of non-petroleum commodities sectors which will reduce the impact of the decline in oil prices, according to the 2nd Abu Dhabi Competitiveness Report 2016, issued by the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (ADDED). The Abu Dhabi Competitiveness Report 2016 provides benchmarking against countries and regions ...  >>MORE

UAE continues to lead MENA region in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index

Posted on 28/01/2016

The United Arab Emirates continued to lead the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) 2015-16 according to a report by INSEAD, the business school for the world. The GTCI is an annual study based on research in partnership with the Adecco Group and the Human Capital Leadership Institute of Singapore (HCLI). This year's theme of ‘Talent Attraction and International Mobility' focuses on findings linked to the significant correlation between ...  >>MORE

UAE tops list of Arab countries in Legatum Prosperity Index for Social Prosperity

Posted on 05/11/2015

The United Arab Emirates has taken first place, for the eighth consecutive year, in the list of Arab countries covered by the latest version of The Legatum Prosperity Index for Social Prosperity issued by the Legatum Institute in London. The UAE also took first place in the list of Arab countries in the State of World Liberty Index, which is a ranking of countries according to the degree of economic and personal freedoms that their citizens enjoy. The UAE came in second place in the list of ...  >>MORE

Dubai climbs up Economist’s ‘liveable cities’ rankings

Posted on 19/08/2015

Dubai has been ranked as one of the world's most improved cities to live, according to a new report. The Economist Intelligence Unit's "Liveability Ranking and Overview August 2015” report put Dubai as the third most improved city over the past five years. It is now ranked 75 out of 140 and showed more improvement than Beijing in China, Warsaw in Poland and Kuwait City. Australian city Melbourne remains top of the list followed by Vienna in Austria while Vancouver in Canada came in third. ...  >>MORE

SCAD: Y-o-Y prices down for 15 groups of building materials in July

Posted on 18/08/2015

The Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi, SCAD, yesterday issued its monthly report on the prices of building materials for the month of July 2015 compared with June 2015 and July 2014. The monthly publication of Materials Price Statistics is of special significance, since building material prices represent important economic indicators for planning, says SCAD, adding that they can also be used in the compilation of price indices for the construction sector as well as in the compilation of the GDP at ...  >>MORE

Consumer Confidence Index in the Economic Performance increased by 5 points in contrast with Q4, 2014: Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/08/2015

The index record of the consumer confidence in the economic performance of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in the first quarter of this year increased by 5 points and recorded about 138 points on average as compared to 133 points in the fourth quarter of the previous year. The finding came within the results of the economic performance report of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for the first quarter of this year issued by the Studies Division of the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi in ...  >>MORE

Updated version of "Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015" released

Posted on 27/07/2015

Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) has recently released a revised and updated version of its publication "Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015", a quick reference presenting economic, social, demographic, cultural and environmental information about the emirate from a statistical perspective in a simple, reader-friendly style and layout. SCAD's DG praised the book, saying it highlights the comprehensive development the emirate is experiencing in various aspects of socioeconomic life, ...  >>MORE

SCAD: Dh490 million income of non-profit institutions serving households in 2013

Posted on 21/07/2015

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) issued yesterday a report on the statistics of non-profit institutions serving households (NPISH's) in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for 2013. NPISH's are institutions that provide goods or services (outputs) to households for free or at prices that are not economically significant, such as charities, sports and cultural clubs, theatres, public libraries, women, children and family welfare societies, and Holy Quran memorisation societies. As relevant data ...  >>MORE

Entrepreneurship preferred career option in UAE

Posted on 13/07/2015

When pursuing their first job, 77 per cent of graduates living in the UAE use or plan to use online job portals, says results of Bayt.com 2015 'Fresh Graduates in the Middle East and North Africa' survey, conducted by Bayt.com, a career site in the Middle East, and market research agency YouGov, has found that. The majority of respondents said that finding a job is the biggest challenge of their generation; in line with this, 74 per cent are leaning towards entrepreneurship as a potential ...  >>MORE

UAE ranks first in the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index in MENA Region

Posted on 12/07/2015

For the second consecutive year, the United Arab Emirates took top place in the Middle east and North Africa for the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index.. The UAE has achieved 0.67 (min 0, max 1), while Denmark came first in the global ranking with 0.87. The UAE succeeded in acquiring the top position on the list thanks to its prestigious record in the competitiveness indices, most importantly adherence to the order and security factor, by which crime is effectively controlled, civil ...  >>MORE

UAE more peaceful than US, UK, Canada: World Justice Project

Posted on 14/06/2015

The UAE has excelled major developed countries such as the US, UK, Canada, France, Germany and others in the rule of law and order and security, because crime is effectively controlled and people here are peaceful and don't resort to violence to redress personal grievances, said the chief research officer at The World Justice Project. Thanks to its low crime ratio and rule of law, the UAE's status as a safe haven got a shot in the arm as The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2015 ...  >>MORE

UAE emphasis on strategic foresight engenders citizens’ trust: Forbes

Posted on 27/04/2015

Trust is generally one of the world's scarcest commodities, according to global PR firm Edelman's 2015 annual "Trust Barometer", which says that given the state of the world today, perhaps it's no surprise that governments the world over are seen as largely untrustworthy, with governments, corporations, NGOs and institutions of all kinds being held in lower repute today than at any time in the 13 years Edelman has been probing who, and what, commands the trust of citizens and consumers. So, ...  >>MORE

UAE passport ranks 47th in the latest passport power index

Posted on 23/04/2015

The UAE holds the highest ranking passport among the GCC countries, and takes 47th place globally, with access to 72 countries visa free, according to an international index on the most powerful passports. Arton Capital, the global financial advisory firm specialising in investor programmes for residency and citizenship, launched the ‘Passport Index', the world's first online interactive tool to collect, display and rank the passports of the world. Visitors to the web site can discover the ...  >>MORE

Dubai ranked first in the Middle East and Africa region for quality of living

Posted on 12/03/2015

Dubai has ranked first in the Middle East and Africa region for quality of living, according to Mercer's Quality of Living Rankings in 2015. Vienna was voted the city with the best overall quality of living for the second consecutive year. It was followed by Zurich, Auckland, and Munich, taking second, third, and fourth place respectively. – Emirates News Agency, WAM – >>MORE

Dubai top city in the Middle East for quality of living

Posted on 05/03/2015

Dubai ranked first in the Middle East and Africa region for quality of living, according to a report released on Wednesday by human resources consultancy Mercer. The 2015 Quality of Living report, which ranks 230 cities, indicates that Dubai was ranked 74th globally, having dropped one spot from 2014, while Abu Dhabi took the 77th spot, up one place from 2014. In another report by the Alumni Association of graduate business school Insead released November last year, Dubai was ranked the most ...  >>MORE

UAE Ranks 25 in 2015 Global Retirement Index

Posted on 11/02/2015

The UAE ranked 25th in the Natixis Global Retirement Index with its retirees outperform several western nations, including the US and UK in key indicators. The global findings, which analyse a total of 150 countries, suggest that retirement security is uncertain for most retirees given unsustainable demand for government resources and macroeconomic factors that affect the value of retiree savings, placing more responsibility on individual investors for their own welfare in retirement. The ...  >>MORE

Dubai again tops Middle East as ‘dynamic city’

Posted on 09/02/2015

Dubai continues to be the most "dynamic” city within the Middle East for a second straight year in a global survey which ranks cities based on their real estate dynamic as well as related social-economic factors. But in the overall global charts, Dubai slipped from third spot to 13th, a decline brought about by the marked slowdown in its property market since the second half of last year. The City Momentum Index put together by the real estate consultancy JLL ranked London first globally, ...  >>MORE

Al Bayt Mitwahid announces results of 2014 UAE Young Citizen Survey

Posted on 19/01/2015

Youth in the UAE believe they are happy and healthy, according to the results of a nation-wide survey conducted last year. The survey, with the participation of almost 2,000 young Emiratis from across the UAE, was commissioned in 2014 by Al Bayt Mitwahid Association. Those surveyed were broken down into two groups; 15 – 17 year olds and 18 – 24 year olds. The survey was representative of the UAE youth in terms of gender and Emirate, with a margin of error of 2.8% for 18 – 24 year olds and 4.9% ...  >>MORE

UAE ranks as top Arab country in well-being and life satisfaction

Posted on 09/12/2014

London: The UAE is ranked the top Arab country in well-being and life satisfaction, according to the Legatum Prosperity Index 2014. The London-based Legatum Institute released the latest edition of its world prosperity index report last month. The report reveals that the UAE is among the top countries in safety and security as 92 per cent of people involved in the questionnaires said that they feel absolutely safe in the country. Abdullah Lootah, Secretary-General of the Emirates ...  >>MORE

Dubai voted world's top city to live and work

Posted on 20/11/2014

Dubai is the best city in the world for expatriates and professionals to live and work in, beating New York, London and other most prominent cities, according to a new research. A survey released on Wednesday by the Alumni Association of graduate business school Insead, which polled nearly 1,000 respondents, has ranked Dubai as the most attractive place to live in in terms of professional and private life. Insead has campuses in France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. The survey asked respondents of ...  >>MORE

SCAD releases Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook, Tracking the Course of Development from 2005 to 2013

Posted on 05/11/2014

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) released yesterday the Statistical Yearbook (SYB) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi – 2014 in a press conference presented by Butti Al Qubaisi, Director General of SCAD. One of the Centre's key publications, the SYB meets the needs of decision makers, the business community, researchers and all other segments of data users. The book sheds light on a whole range of development indicators in Abu Dhabi, over the past few years, tracking the progress achieved under ...  >>MORE

Most of Dubai residents happy, feel safe

Posted on 23/09/2014

A new study exploring social issues in Dubai revealed that Dubai residents ranked among the happiest in the world. The findings were announced on Monday by the Community Development Authority in Dubai (CDA). Focusing on life in Dubai, social cohesion, social needs, human rights, national identity, personal values and social empowerment — the third social study revealed interesting insights on living in Dubai. The study has shown that the feeling of protection and safety has increased from ...  >>MORE

Citizens’ satisfaction with life in Emirates surges

Posted on 19/07/2014

U.A.E.'s 97 per cent satisfaction rating far exceeds the All Europe Index at 72 per cent as well as those of other leading European nations such as Belgium at 93 per cent. Citizens in the U.A.E. are even more satisfied with their lives in the Emirates than they were in 2011. Citizens of the U.A.E. feel they enjoy a good quality of life, one that surpasses life in Europe. For this U.A.E. Opinion Survey, custom market research group TNS took into account a sample of 5,000 Emirati citizens from ...  >>MORE

SCAD: Building materials prices up by 0.3-18.3 percent YoY

Posted on 28/04/2014

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) issued yesterday its monthly + quarterly report on the prices of building materials for the month of March and the first quarter of 2014. The report presents an analysis of the movements in the prices of the various materials used in the construction industry in Abu Dhabi retail market, comparing March 2014 prices with those of February 2014 and March 2013. The dissemination of this important report, which presents a wide range of price data, is intended ...  >>MORE

UAE enjoys world's best social cohesion

Posted on 15/04/2014

Social cohesion is fundamental to long-term prosperity, competitiveness and political stability of a country as witnessed during the recent upheavals and social unrest in Ukraine, Venezuela and the Arab Spring due to high unemployment and cost of living there. But the GCC has been immune from such upheavals, thanks to the governments' initiatives to provide basic necessities and employment opportunities to citizens. These measures have helped create social cohesion among the citizens of Gulf ...  >>MORE

Study ranks UAE number one in social progress

Posted on 14/04/2014

The study was published by the non-profit Social Progress Imperative and released last week at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. The UAE has been ranked number one in the region in a global study measuring social progress in 132 countries. Globally, the country has been ranked 37th in the 2014 Social Progress Index. Among the Middle Eastern countries, the UAE was followed closely by Kuwait in the 40th position, Saudi Arabia in the 65th, and Jordan in the 75th. The UAE and ...  >>MORE

Dubai among top 25 places to visit globally

Posted on 14/04/2014

The entry highlighted 646 activities to try in Dubai including the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, The Dubai Fountain, Dubai Creek and various attractions and tours in the city, desert and along the coast. Dubai has been named as one of the top 25 places go worldwide in the Traveller Choice Awards 2014 by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. The entry highlighted 646 activities to try in Dubai including the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, The ...  >>MORE

UAE most desired country for Arab youth

Posted on 08/04/2014

The UAE has emerged as the most desired country in the world for Arab youth, according to a new survey. The Arab Youth Survey 2014, conducted by Asdaá Burson-Marsteller, also saw the UAE take the number one spot amongst countries other nations need to emulate. The survey, which interviewed 3,500 Arab nationals between ages 18-24, was conducted in 16 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, with Palestine being the newest addition to the annual study. When asked in the survey to name ...  >>MORE

SCAD launches a new foreign trade electronic application to meet users' needs

Posted on 27/01/2014

The Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) yesterday announced at a press conference held at Abu Dhabi Economic Media Club, the launching of a new online foreign trade statistics application, which enables users to set in seconds the specifications of statistical reports they need on SCAD's website. A wide spectrum of users will benefit from the new electronic application, including government departments, public and private entities, the business sector, researchers and the media. The press ...  >>MORE

A year of feats on varied fronts

Posted on 02/01/2014

The year 2013 not only turned out to be fruitful for the UAE on different fronts, but also effectively laid a foundation for future growth and prosperity, a UAE daily commented. "It was UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who said, "We must look forward and anticipate the future, so that our country lead globally." The achievements and progress the country made during the year proves that actions perfectly match words, wrote ...  >>MORE

Emirates ID participates in launch of World's largest statistical map in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 04/12/2013

Dr. Eng. Ali Mohamed Al Khouri, Director General of the Emirates Identity Authority and Board Member at the Statistics Center of Abu Dhabi, has participated in the launch of the world's largest statistical map about Abu Dhabi. The Statistics Center of Abu Dhabi (SCAD) organised the ceremony under the theme "Abu Dhabi Over Half a Century". Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development launched the world's largest statistical map about Abu Dhabi in ...  >>MORE

SCAD is set to launch the largest statistics map in the world about the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 50 years

Posted on 28/11/2013

During its celebrations of the national day and in cooperation with number of governmental and private bodies, Statistics Centre -Abu Dhabi (SCAD) is set to launch the largest statistics map in the world about the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 50 years. The Statistics Center- Abu Dhabi (SCAD) announced yesterday during a press conference organised by the Centre in the Abu Dhabi Economic Media Club, its readiness to launch the biggest statistic map in the world about the Emirate of Abu Dhabi on all ...  >>MORE

UAE is an attractive destination for graduates to live and work

Posted on 25/11/2013

The UAE is an attractive destination for graduates to live and work, according to the inaugural Qudurat Student Wave study, released yesterday by Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc., in partnership with Dubai International Academic City (DIAC). Over 2,300 students, which included both UAE nationals and expatriates from 15 academic institutions in the UAE, took part in the research, making it one of the most comprehensive studies in the region. ...  >>MORE

SCAD launches labour force, labour migration survey nationwide

Posted on 11/11/2013

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) yesterday embarked on the Labour Force Survey and Labour Migration in all regions of the Emirate. The survey involves 4500 households spread across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Gharbia regions. The survey explores demographic characteristics of the emirate's labour force, employment status, and participation rates in economic activity by various characteristics, occupational structure and economic activities of the employed population, unemployment rates and ...  >>MORE

UAE ranked 9th best country in the world for expats

Posted on 31/10/2013

Increased job prospects, higher salaries and better economy. These are just some of the factors that prompted many expatriates in the latest HSBC Expat Explorer survey to choose the UAE as the best country in the world for foreigners. The 2013 edition of the survey, which was released on Wednesday, ranked the UAE the 9th best country overall for people choosing to move abroad. The ranking was based on expat attitudes towards their host countries in terms of several parameters such as financial ...  >>MORE

UAE takes first slot in MENA in Global Gender Gap Report 2013

Posted on 26/10/2013

Geneva: The UAE has led the Middle East and North Africa for having the narrowest gender gap thanks to its approach to adequately capitalise on investments in education and success in health, education, political and economic participation, according to the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, published on Friday by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum. The UAE has scored high in gender equality in education attainment as the report measures ratios of female literacy rate over male value, female ...  >>MORE

Dubai Statistics Centre chooses du as exclusive mobile service provider

Posted on 25/10/2013

One of the country's major telecom companies, du, has been chosen by Dubai Statistics Centre as its exclusive mobile service provider, as announced at GITEX 2013. An agreement between the two organisations was signed by Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Commercial Officer, du, and Tariq Yousef Al Janahi, Acting Deputy Executive Director of Dubai Statistics Centre (DSC). Through the new partnership, du will issue DSC employees with du's Premier Plan G, a post-paid mobile business plan that offers ...  >>MORE

UAE tops in per capita food consumption

Posted on 22/10/2013

According to Alpen Capital's revised 2013 GCC Food Industry Report, the GCC region will consume 49.1 million tonnes of food annually by the end of 2017, with the UAE to be the largest consumer in per capita terms. "Population growth, increasing income per capita and a booming tourism industry are the main drivers of food consumption in the GCC region, while food is currently the largest segment of consumer expenditure in the entire region. All reports indicate a fast growing market, with ...  >>MORE

National Family Status Observatory - Abu Dhabi records decline in heads of households' bank borrowing, increase in expenditure

Posted on 20/10/2013

The percentage of heads of households' bank borrowing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi for the second quarter of this year amounted to about 55.8 per cent , which reflects a decline in bank borrowing compared to the results of the previous months of the same year, says a survey conducted by the DED's Studies Department in June. The survey was aimed at preparing the National Family Status Observatory in the Emirate. Based on these results, about 62 per cent of the persons surveyed pointed out that ...  >>MORE

SCAD releases Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook - 2013

Posted on 08/10/2013

Statistics Centre - Abu Dhabi (SCAD) released yesterday the electronic version of the Statistical Yearbook of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi - 2013. In the foreword introducing the book, Butti Ahmed Mohammed Al Qubaisi commended this important publication and the efforts made in collecting data and compiling the indicators set forth in the book, which meets the needs of decision makers, policy planners, investors, businessmen, researchers and all other segments of data users. The book sheds light ...  >>MORE

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UAE ranked first in region, 25th in world on Judicial System Efficiency Index


Second Abu Dhabi Competitiveness Report 2016 launched


UAE continues to lead MENA region in the Global Talent Competitiveness Index


UAE tops list of Arab countries in Legatum Prosperity Index for Social Prosperity


Dubai climbs up Economist’s ‘liveable cities’ rankings


SCAD: Y-o-Y prices down for 15 groups of building materials in July


Consumer Confidence Index in the Economic Performance increased by 5 points in contrast with Q4, 2014: Department of Economic Development, Abu Dhabi


Updated version of "Explore Abu Dhabi through Statistics, 2015" released


SCAD: Dh490 million income of non-profit institutions serving households in 2013


Entrepreneurship preferred career option in UAE


UAE ranks first in the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index in MENA Region


UAE more peaceful than US, UK, Canada: World Justice Project


UAE emphasis on strategic foresight engenders citizens’ trust: Forbes


UAE passport ranks 47th in the latest passport power index


Dubai ranked first in the Middle East and Africa region for quality of living


Dubai top city in the Middle East for quality of living


UAE Ranks 25 in 2015 Global Retirement Index


Dubai again tops Middle East as ‘dynamic city’


Al Bayt Mitwahid announces results of 2014 UAE Young Citizen Survey


UAE ranks as top Arab country in well-being and life satisfaction


Dubai voted world's top city to live and work


SCAD releases Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook, Tracking the Course of Development from 2005 to 2013


Most of Dubai residents happy, feel safe


Citizens’ satisfaction with life in Emirates surges


SCAD: Building materials prices up by 0.3-18.3 percent YoY


UAE enjoys world's best social cohesion


Study ranks UAE number one in social progress


Dubai among top 25 places to visit globally


UAE most desired country for Arab youth


SCAD launches a new foreign trade electronic application to meet users' needs


A year of feats on varied fronts


Emirates ID participates in launch of World's largest statistical map in Abu Dhabi


SCAD is set to launch the largest statistics map in the world about the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 50 years


UAE is an attractive destination for graduates to live and work


SCAD launches labour force, labour migration survey nationwide


UAE ranked 9th best country in the world for expats


UAE takes first slot in MENA in Global Gender Gap Report 2013


Dubai Statistics Centre chooses du as exclusive mobile service provider


UAE tops in per capita food consumption


National Family Status Observatory - Abu Dhabi records decline in heads of households' bank borrowing, increase in expenditure


SCAD releases Abu Dhabi Statistical Yearbook - 2013