Describe the main features of the policy/measure:
In 2016 the UAE Gender Balance Council launched the Gender Balance Index, one of the UAE's national indicators that assesses the performance of government entities in enhancing gender balance. Individuals and organizations leading the way in the following categories are honored each year: Best Personality for Supporting Gender Balance; Best Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Balance; Best Initiative for Supporting Gender Balance.
This serves as an important step, as it provides a concrete and objective way in which to measure progress made towards gender balance in all fields, including cultural fields.
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Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: