LSDA 5-year Strategic Plan


The Labour Standard Development Authority (LSDA) aimed to boost institutional performance, achieve government excellence, and become a role model in improving the work environment.

In order for the LSDA staff to keep in pace with the rapid growth in the country especially in business and finance, the authority decided to design, develop and implement this strategic plan with operational initiatives and programs that constitute a road map for its department heads, specialists and staff.

Designed according to the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) method, the strategic plan was developed as a collective effort by the LSDA staff, based on their knowledge on the needs and expectations of the authority’s stakeholders who are affecting and affected by the performance of the authority.

After the sincere energy and efforts exerted to develop this strategy, the full commitment to implement it in a culture of transparency, openness, hard work, and excellence will enable LSDA to gain more confidence, commitment, and support from its strategic partners. Implementing the strategic plan is hoped to further enhance LSDA’s place in the hearts and minds of the nationals and residents of the Emirate of Sharjah and UAE, especially employers and workers, to contribute to further boost the growth and prosperity of the society.


Attractive work environment and innovative working relationships to achieve sustainable development


To boost the performance of both workers and employers. To improve concepts and practices of production to serve the economy and community. To suggesting laws, legislations, and executive regulations, setting modern standards and policies regulating labor relations. To ensure continued commitment to the laws and regulations and updating them in line with the development plans of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Our Values

  Institutional Reputation
- Teamwork
- Creativity and Innovation
- Focus on Labour
- Credibility and Trust
- Productivity and performance

Strategic Objectives

1. Stakeholders

- Empowering workers and satisfying stakeholders
- Developing beneficial partnerships in the labour sector
- Improving the relationship between workers and employers

2. Smart Operations
- Increasing innovative labour services
- Improving labour systems and policies
- Automating labor regulations and procedures

3. Institutional Capabilities
- Sustaining the culture of innovation and productivity
- Qualifying professional workers
- Increasing reliance on smart systems

4. Financial performance
- Increasing efficiency of institutional resources
- Increasing Revenue
- Increasing partnership initiatives