H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashed Al Nuaimi, the member of the Supreme Council and the Ruler of Ajman, was briefed about the most prominent outcomes of the study of Ajman Attraction Index, which is the first of its kind State-wide, and the report on marriages and divorces developed by Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Center, in the presence of H. H. Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, the Crown Prince of Ajman.
H. H. the Ruler of Ajman expressed his pride in the continued successes and the outstanding level of taking care of the community achieved in the Emirate.
The annual Study of Ajman Attraction Index is a composite index that gauges the Emirate's attractiveness, through measuring six key indexes in the following critical sectors: education, healthcare, public services, communication, infrastructure and transportation.
The index will be one of the tools supporting the process of planning, allocation of resources, assessment of performance and evaluation of policies and programs, in order to contribute to improving the quality of life.
The study aims at providing clear, accurate insight that supports the concerned decision makers to determine the areas of priority, in order to achieve improvement at the community level and to focus efforts to upgrade the services provided in the Emirate.
Dr. Saeed Saif Al Matroushi, Secretary-General of the Ajman Executive Council, and Dr. Hajar Saeed Al-Hubaishi, Executive Director of the Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness Centre, presented the details of the study, which was developed and formulated in accordance with a scientific method to gauge Ajman Attraction Index through measuring the public's satisfaction with the key vital sectors impacting their daily life directly.
The study showed an increase in the "Attraction Index" in 2020, achieving a rate of 91.9% compared to 83.8% in 2018. In 2018, a rate of 83.5% was recorded in all sectors of life, which are of importance to the happiness of the Emirate’s citizens and residents and the fulfillment of their need
In the education sector, the "Satisfaction Index" rose in 2020 to 93% compared to 87.4% in 2019. For health sector, the index rose to 94.3% in 2020 compared to 88.8% in 2019.
In public services sector, the index rose to 92.2% in 2020 compared to 85.2% in 2019.
In telecommunications sector, the index rose in 2020 to 86.6% compared to 75.2% in 2019. For infrastructure, the customer satisfaction index increased to 90.3% in 2020 compared to 76.1% in 2019. For transportation sector, the index rose to 94.8% in 2020 compared to 90.9 percent in 2019. The study also showed that sense of security in Ajman Emirate increased to a rate of 98.4%.
H. H. the Ruler of Ajman and H. H. the Crown Prince reviewed also, along with the study of Ajman Attraction Emirate, the report on marriages and divorces for the first half of 2021, where it indicated that the number of marriage contracts increased.
H. H. the Ruler of Ajman paid tribute to Ajman Statistics and Competitiveness for its role and efforts in providing detailed, comprehensive and complete data about the social and economic life, the matter that reflects the strategic thinking of the leadership with regard to supporting the decision making process with the modern tools and accurate data, as well as its keenness on the fulfillment of the entire of the people's needs, through examining the aspects of their lives and providing anything necessary for ensuring a decent life for the citizens, and also to develop the services in the Emirate and to make the proper decisions with regard to the process of development and public policies and plans setting, in order to promote the civilizational development in the Emirate.
H. H. the Ruler said that the index represents the reference baseline for learning about the community's needs that necessitate cooperation and coordination between all stakeholders, building partnerships with added value and identifying the improvement and development opportunities and their impact of the satisfaction of the community. The index will also be one of the tools supporting the process of planning, allocation of resources, assessment of performance and evaluation of policies and programs, in order to contribute to improving the quality of life.
H. H. the Ruler emphasized the necessity for promoting the awareness of the government bodies with regard to preparing studies and polls, increasing the number of the publications designed based on international scientific standards and developing improvement initiatives based on scientific studies.
H. H. the Ruler stressed that the real value of excellence lies in upgrading the studies showing the quality of the people's daily life, through better services and procedures.