Smart Dubai Office Announces ‘Smart Happiness Project Assessment Tool’

Smart Dubai Office Announces ‘Smart Happiness Project Assessment Tool’
05 June 2017 -
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The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) has announced the “Smart Happiness Project Assessment Tool” established in cooperation with Teacher Jan-Emmanuel De Neve of the University of Oxford to guarantee that citywide smart-technology jobs attain optimal effect on the city's joy.

The crucial new project permits numerous public and private entities to analyze each of their tasks (and will include policies in later versions), offering data-driven insights right into them and the degree to which they add to the vision of making Dubai the happiest and most intelligent city on the planet. This, then, permits these organisations to update and boost their jobs making them much more reliable. Additionally, the tool takes a variety of various other criteria right into account when computing the result of each project. One such variable is adjustment, whereby the device approximates the rate and degree to which individuals obtain made use of to new jobs or enhancements to existing ones. One more specification, in addition, is the difficulties of social comparison, where individuals's happiness hinges on contrasting themselves with others.

The key objective of the Smart Joy Project Assessment Device is to support the decision-making procedure, permitting entities to readjust tasks for maximum durability and influence, going for sustainable long-lasting joy in a smart Dubai, while staying clear of a focus on short-term gains in happiness.

Her Excellency Dr Aisha Bint Butti Bin Bishr, Director General of the Smart Dubai Office, stated: "This new and innovative project will certainly lead our choices in the city by developing a structured and clinical approach to analyzing jobs and campaigns, assisting us comprehend where initiatives will certainly have the maximum impact on happiness. This project builds on the success of our previous partnerships with Teacher De Neve of the University of Oxford, and we expect operationalising the work into substantial benefits for our city."

Meanwhile, Teacher Jan-Emmanuel De Neve that is leading the partnership at the University of Oxford, stated: "Dubai has a solid track record for innovation and thought management in joy and other domain names, and this project underscores this track record, where we are interacting to create robust tools that have the potential helpful Dubai thrive, along with other cities in the region and around the globe."

The Smart Dubai Office first teamed up with the University of Oxford - in addition to the Gallup Company - back in December of 2016, where they created the "Smart Happiness Index" (SHI). This compound index provides a data-based link between joy and the six measurements of the Smart Dubai 2021 Method: smart living, smart economic climate, smart mobility, smart administration, smart environment, and smart individuals.

The SHI is a very first step to methodically examining the various effects that each of these measurements carry joy. The initial fundamental work was finished in January 2017, and the group has actually currently taken additional actions to create a device that will assist examine tasks and campaigns, and identify the value they bring to the transformation of Dubai into a world-class smart city and the "happiest city on earth".

The Smart Dubai Office (SDO) was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in order to oversee the transformation of Dubai right into a full-fledged smart city.

The SDO follows the Smart Dubai 2021 Strategy, which eyes a holistic and comprehensive smart city and has actually catalysed numerous campaigns throughout the city, covering both the public and economic sectors. The SDO also functions to develop Dubai as the "happiest city in the world", utilizing the Joy Agenda - released by H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid in May 2016 - as a blueprint to achieve that goal.

To learn more on the Happiness Agenda check out