Qatar PM establishes Executive Office; Aims to enhance govt performances

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani has issued decision no. 12 of 2021 to establish Prime Minister’s Executive Office, which will be directly under the Cabinet.

According to the statement, the Executive Office aims to improve the effectiveness of government performance as well as ensure the achievement of objectives entrusted to ministries and other government agencies, and public bodies and institutions.

It will also provide strategic support to these entities in order to ensure that government activity is carried out at the highest levels of cooperation, integration, effectiveness, and achievement.

“The Executive Office of the Prime Minister is responsible for following up on the implementation of approved plans, programs, projects and initiatives in all economic, social, human and environmental fields,” as per the statement.

It will also track the progress of the goals set, and assist ministries and other government entities with the implementation of their various plans and programs. Further, the office will establish an integrated work system, including the development of policies and procedures for follow-up, evaluation, and support for the implementation of plans, programs, projects, and initiatives in various fields.

This will be done in accordance with the state’s general policy, as well as in coordination and cooperation with the competent authorities. The office will also determine the challenges facing the implementation of these plans and programs, and how to approach these challenges.

Further, the office will be presenting these difficulties and challenges to the Prime Minister when they are unresolved, along with proposals on how to resolve them.

“The office must take urgent measures to notify the ministries, other government agencies, and public bodies and institutions of the policies, decisions, and instructions issued by the higher authorities and councils, following the directives issued in this regard,” according to the statement.

The decision states that all designated authorities, within their jurisdiction, must implement it from its date of issue. The decision shall be published in the Official Gazette.

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