Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum commenting on the results of the Edelman Trust Barometer for 2015, as per which the UAE climbed five ranks from last year to top the world with 85 percent trust index, covering trust in government, business, media and non-government organisations (NGOs), Sheikh Mohammed said he welcomed the new ranking. He said the journey of progress had become an action plan for the government to provide decent living to all, to achieve economic success for the UAE and to bring about happiness for the UAE community.
“We are proud to be part of a government that has earned the trust of the whole world,” he said.
The UAE topped the government trust index with 90 percent, two percent more than last year. It also came first in business trust with 85 percent, compared with 82 percent last year.
The UAE ranked first in the trust in business innovation.
In a statement on the occasion, Sheikh Mohammed said the UAE has a different and unique model of development, where all sectors work in accordance with a single vision and clear national priorities, adding that it has enhanced the mutual trust between the government and all sectors in the society.
Sheikh Mohammed added, “The current report proves that the government’s efforts in improving innovation sectors have started to achieve fruitful results. The efforts culminated last year in President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan announcing 2015 as the year of innovation.