The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

The Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) is a federal government authority reporting to UAE Cabinet; it was established according to federal decree number 6 /2015, aiming to develop the UAE's performance in the areas of competitiveness and statistics, through establishing an integrated national statistical system and regulating the statistical and competitiveness sector to achieve UAE’s national interests.

The FCSA act as the official source of statistics and monitoring of competitiveness performance in international reports, where FCSA is responsible for the development of and running a unified, comprehensive, accurate, consistent and up-to-date national statistical system across different sectors. It is also responsible for consolidating definitions, methodologies and classifications in the in statistical and competitiveness work standards in coordination with governmental and international authorities.

FCSA is the authority which is delegated to represent the UAE in international agreements, programs, and at the statistical and competitiveness conventions and forums, in addition to the other responsibilities stated in the Decree.

Core Business
Statistics SectorSustainable Development GoalsCompetitiveness Sector
Our Mandates

Suggest policies, strategies and plans related to statistics and competitiveness by coordinating with related government entities and seeking approval of the cabinet


Study best international practices in the statistics and competitiveness sectors and seek to apply them.


Advocate and spread a culture of competitiveness and reinforce the importance of having available statistics and data in the country.


Provide training and technical support to all governmental entities and advance statistics and competitiveness based on international best practices.


Offer data services and technological and technical consultancy and carry out specialized surveys for the requester.


Develop and execute a unified statistical system within the different sectors that feature comprehensiveness, accuracy, sustainability and modernity on the country level.


Arrange and participate in conferences, seminars and workshops related to the statistical and competitiveness domain by coordinating with the concerned entities.


Represent the country in international agreements, conventions and programs that are related to statistical and competitiveness domain by coordinating with the concerned entities.


Unify the definitions, methodologies and classifications within the statistical and competitiveness standards through coordination with government entities and international institutions.


Classify and analyze statistical data and competitiveness indicators by cooperating with government entities and work on providing them.​​​​