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"Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority" (ADAA) was established as an independent body in 2008 under the authority of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

ADAA is primarily responsible for enhancing and promoting transparency and accountability across Abu Dhabi government and public entities ensuring that these subject entities are managing and utilizing their resources and funds efficiently, effectively, economically, ethically and in alignment with achieving the overall vision of Abu Dhabi.

The Authority aspires to be one of the top 5 accountability authorities in the world, hence looking at best practice in governance, auditing methodologies, performance assurance, training and development and benchmarking with similar leading bodies.

ADAAs' responsibilities include providing these subject entities with independent and objective assurance and advisory services assisting these entities in obtaining international recognition for applying leading practices and standards. It also takes special interest in providing fresh graduates and its professionals with the right skills and knowledge to excel in the world of business and stay aligned with the latest developments in this field; through its dedicated training facility the "ADAA Training Center".

ADAA Subject Entities include all Abu Dhabi local departments, councils and authorities as well as institutions and companies in which the government's ownership is equivalent to or exceeds 50% along with their subsidiaries constituting over 300 subject entities.