About ADAA

​Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) is the supreme entity responsible for promoting the principles of accountability, transparency and integrity across Abu Dhabi entities. It seeks to ensure public resources and funds are managed, collected and expended efficiently, effectively and economically, safeguarding them for future generations.

A financially and administratively independent body working directly under the authority of His Highness the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, ADAA has the power to monitor financial and operational activities of government entities as well as associated companies and projects in which the government owns 25 per cent or more of their capital.

Our Impact & Evolution

All our achievements stem from a clear vision to safeguard Abu Dhabi's public funds and contribute towards our collective sustainable future. Over the years, we ignited our impact and affected positive change by accelerating sector-wide collaboration, as well as mitigating risk in executive practices by improving organisational governance and regulations:

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The role of ADAA was activated with the issuance of Decree No. 8 of 1996 appointing His Excellency Mohammed Al Marar as first Chairman of ADAA.

In April 1997, ADAA law was amended to make ADAA responsible for the post financial control instead of the pre-audit to strengthen its independence.

In July 2004 Law No. 6 of 2004 was issued to give broader authority & functions to ADAA.

His Excellency Riyadh Abdul Rahman Al Mubarak was appointed Chairman of Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority according to Emiri Decree No. (10) of 2008 issued on December 31, 2008.

In February 2017, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the country, may god protect him, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, issued an Emiri Decree appointing His Excellency Hamad Al Hurr Al Suwaidi as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority.

In March 2020, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the state, may god preserve him, in his capacity as Ruler of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, issued an Emiri Decree appointing his excellency Humaid Obaid Abu Shibs as Chairman of Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority.
In October 2020, Law No. 19 of 2020 was issued to give broader authority & functions to ADAA.

General Model of ADAA Organizational Structure ​

Mission

Promoting accountability, transparency & integrity

Vision

Safegaurding Public Funds

Values

  • Independence: To operate in objective manner with clear directives and full autonomy.

  • Integrity: To live and act in accordance with our moral principles

  • Competence: To strive for the highest levels of knowledge and expertise

Our Strategy

Our main role is to monitor and protect public funds through the oversight of financial and operational activities, combating financial and administrative corruption, promoting the principles of integrity, transparency and accountability, and elevating audit quality, which contributes to enhancing confidence in the financial and administrative systems in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Strategic Pillars

ACCOUNTABILITY & TRANSPARENCY

  • Verify Fair and Transparent Financial Reporting, Compliance Principles and Value for Money.
  • Elevate Audit Quality at the Government.

INTEGRITY & ANTI-CORRUPTION

  • Combat Financial and Administrative corruption
  • Promote Integrity and Transparency Principles in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Develop Capabilities and Skills

  • Investment and development of strategic capabilities and enablers.
  • Attract, develop and retain distinguished talents
  • Operational Excellence and Efficiency

STRATEGIC RELATIONS

  • Build Strategic Relationships and Enhance Cooperation with Local, Regional and International agencies.
  • Awareness on principles of Governance, Transparency, Accountability and Professional Ethics

Subject Entities

ADAA has the power to monitor financial and operational activities of government entities, as well as associated companies and projects in which the government owns a share of capital equal to or more than 25 per cent.

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