The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is the regulatory authority of the Government of Dubai that supports the improvement of schools, universities, training institutes and other human resource sectors. It is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai. KHDA coordinates with students, parents, teachers, the private sector and Government organizations to support Dubai’s education community.

KHDA conducts research that ranges from early childhood to adult learning. Their findings drive initiatives to ensure that Dubai has an educated and flexible workforce to meet the needs of a fast-changing and global world. KHDA publications, along with detailed school inspection reports, provide evidence-based information about private education in Dubai.

The Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) of KHDA was established in 2007 and provides comprehensive information on the standard of private school education in Dubai. Inspection reports help to inform improvement planning at schools. The DSIB uses a number of approaches, including annual school inspections, parent meetings and focus groups, teacher and student surveys. 

KHDA Vision

Lifelong learning to fulfill Dubai’s aspirations.

KHDA Mission

To assure quality and to improve accessibility to education, learning and human development, with the engagement of the community.

News from KHDA

Visit KHDA's News for current articles and research.