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RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Innovation in Human Resource Management and People’s Happiness

Published on: July 2018​ Genre: Happiness|Innovation​ Category: Case Studies​

In collaboration with the Center of Organizational Research in New Zealand (COER), the initiativ...

Innovation in Business Process Management

Published on: July 2018​ Genre: Innovation​ Category: Case Studies​

In collaboration with the Center of Organizational Excellence Research in New Zealand, (COER), th...

Empowering Women in Remote Communities and Safeguarding Heritage

Published on: April 2018​
Author:
Genre: Feminisms​ Category: Case Studies​

​UAE has over ninety per cent of its population living in urban areas. Settlements in rural areas...

Innovation in Procurement Management

Published on: March 2018​ Genre: Innovation|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Case Studies​

The Dubai Government Excellence Program (DGEP), part of the General Secretariat of the Executive ...

Creative Clusters in Dubai’s Education sector

Published on: February 2018​ Genre: Dubai Model|Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​Public-private based partnerships have been gaining momentum in many emerging economies, and the...

Perceptions of PPP in the Dubai Education Sector

Published on: February 2018​ Genre: Dubai Culture|Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Given the stark difference in purpose for PPP in education locally and globally, this paper compa...

The State of UAE Healthcare Service Delivery

Published on: February 2018​ Genre: Healthcare|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has been developing a comprehensive system proficient ...

Advancing food security in the UAE

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The UAE has one of the world’s most comprehensive plans to address food security, but much can be...

Health Affairs: Organizational Change Practice

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Mergers and acquisitions between some hospitals within the UAE have been great highlight in recen...

Health Affairs: Leadership Development Practice

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: Leadership|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Mergers and acquisitions between some hospitals within the UAE have been great highlight in recen...

Building Teacher Capacity

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

​The UAE education sector is on a journey to becoming a "first rate system” through a number of f...

Bilingual Education in UAE

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This Policy Brief is available only in Arabic Language

Thinking about Sustainability and Sustainable Development with PPPs

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Public Policy Forum|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The MBRSG hosted a Policy Council on PPPs in Sustainable Development during its Public Policy For...

Policy Implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and PPPs

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Public Policy Forum|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​The massive digital transformation across societies, the growing maturity of the knowledge econo...

Thinking about healthcare and policy

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Public Policy Forum|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

How can PPPs be both sustainable and contribute towards the UAE healthcare? In other words, what ...

Future Transport Scenarios for Dubai

Published on: January 2018​
Author:
Genre: UAE Public Policy Forum|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​In a growing global city such as Dubai the existing road transport infrastructure has been strug...

Creativity and Innovation in the Dubai Government

Published on: January 2018​ Genre: Smart Policy​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​To provide support for the United Arab Emirates National Innovation Strategy, this study sought ...

Making the Case for a PPP Unit in Dubai

Published on: December 2017​
Author:
Genre: Public Event|Public Policy|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

How can Dubai best prepare itself for the expected increase in the number of publicprivate partne...

Open Source Leadership 2017

Published on: December 2017​ Genre: Leadership​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Open Source Leadership is a global study undertaken by the Iclif Leadership and Governance Centre...

The UAE and the Future of Work

Published on: November 2017​ Genre: E-Government|Implementation|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​The future of work is undergoing major shifts, driven by various forces from technological devel...

UAE Sovereign Wealth Funds as Enablers of the Global Factory

Published on: November 2017​
Author:
Genre: Policy Implementation|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment vehicles controlling an estimated US$ 7....

The Arab World Online 2017: Digital Transformations and Societal Trends in the Age of the 4th In...

Published on: October 2017​
Author: Fadi Salem
Genre: Arab Social Media Report (ASMR)|ICT |Smart Dubai|Social Media|The Arab World Online​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

How will the existence of one billion personal “Internet of Things” devices in 2021 affect Arab s...

Improving Assessment in Dubai’s Education System

Published on: October 2017​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model|Education|Policy Implementation​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

​How can assessment improve educational outcomes in Dubai? International tests like PISA and TIMS...

The Roadmap For Building A Business With Heart

Published on: April 2017​
Author:
Genre: Social Change​ Category: Case Studies​

A business with heart need not be a large corporation with a strong CSR outreach program; it can ...

UAE Public Policy Forum 2017 - Proceeding Report

Published on: April 2017​ Genre: Public Policy|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This year, the MBRSG launched its first UAE Public Policy Forum as a part of our strategy to faci...

Lack of awareness on proper nutrition, food and amount of foods

Published on: March 2017​ Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Op eds​

According to statistics from the First United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Su...

Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries

Published on: March 2017​ Genre: Security and Terrorism|Smart Government|Workshop​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This document summarizes the discussions that took place during the ‘Cybercrime and the Digital E...

Paying for Education in Dubai: Is it really worth it

Published on: March 2017​ Genre: Dubai Model|Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​Concerns from parents in Dubai about the rising cost of school fees are becoming increasingly co...

A Fertile OASIS: The current state of Education in the UAE

Published on: March 2017​ Genre: Education|UAE Studies|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

​Education in the UAE is currently undergoing a period of remarkable reforms. The nation has purs...

UAE Public Policy Forum 2017 - Conference Book

Published on: March 2017​
Author:
Genre: United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

With increased access to vast amounts of knowledge, and with the cultural openness and technologi...

Arab Social Media Report 2017: Social Media and the Internet of Things - Towards Data-Driven Poli...

Published on: February 2017​
Author: Fadi Salem
Genre: Arab Social Media Report (ASMR)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The influence of social media has continued to grow globally over the past decade. During 2016 so...

Blockchain in UAE Healthcare

Published on: December 2016​ Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Op eds​

Recently, the Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government hosted the Dubai Smart Cities Forum with a...

Providing Equal Opportunities for youth in the western region

Published on: November 2016​
Author:
Genre: Social Change|Youth​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Rural and remote areas face special education and employment challenges that differ from those fa...

Policy Council #7: The Future of Public Leadership Development

Published on: October 2016​
Author:
Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council|Policy Implementation​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Developing the next generation of leaders is a recognised strategic challenge for UAE governments...

Policy Council #6: Building an Inclusive UAE Society

Published on: May 2016​
Author:
Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council|Policy Implementation​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The UAE Vision 2021 and the Dubai Plan 2021 have emphasized the participation of Emiratis in eco...

Policy Council #5: Data Sharing

Published on: March 2016​
Author:
Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council|Policy Implementation|Public Policy​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specializin...

General Electric and Corporate Citizenship: Transforming Oncology Healthcare in KSA

Published on: March 2016​ Genre: Citizen Engagement|Citizenship​ Category: Case Studies​

Over the past few years, Corporate Citizenship has become an important and thoroughly discussed ...

UAE Health Policy Impact in Maternal & Child Health Care

Published on: March 2016​
Author:
Genre: Healthcare|Policy Implementation|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

​​Maternal and Child Health policy guides the decisions on the type of MCH technologies and medic...

Narrating Ourselves

Published on: February 2016​
Author:
Genre: Culture|Social Change|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The UAE’s thrust onto the global stage and its endeavor to be a player in the global knowledge ec...

A Smart City for Public Value

Published on: February 2016​
Author:
Genre: Smart Dubai|Smart Government|Technology|United Arab Emirates (UAE)​ Category: Case Studies​

What makes a city “smart” in the digital age? How can a complex urban fabric develop intelligence...

Policy Council #4: Fertility Rates among Emiratis in Dubai Challenges, Policies and the way forward

Published on: January 2016​
Author:
Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution specializin...

Is it possible to Eat & Stay Healthy in Dubai

Published on: December 2015​ Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Op eds​

It was summer of the mid-1990s, I was ten years old and the sound of the notorious blood-sucking ...

Noor Dubai Foundation: Initiatives in developing countries

Published on: December 2015​
Author:
Genre: Development​ Category: Case Studies​

The Noor Dubai Foundation (the foundation) is a non-governmental and not-for-profit international...

Ajman Free Zone Authority: Services

Published on: December 2015​
Author:
Genre: Development​ Category: Case Studies​

A prominent feature of competitive markets is that the entities involved must continuously find n...

Policy Development: WELLCARE INFOTECH

Published on: December 2015​
Author:
Genre: Policy Implementation​ Category: Case Studies​

Mr. Maniyan Nayakam Pillai, the Managing Director at Wellcare Infotech L.L.C.1 which was founded ...

Cross-Cultural Management in the Middle East

Published on: December 2015​
Author:
Genre: Culture​ Category: Case Studies​

Companies that expand their operations to different regions across the globe face a major challen...

Special Education Needs provision in mainstream schools in Dubai

Published on: December 2015​ Genre: Dubai Model|Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

In this paper, we review the published evidence to provide an analysis of how well inclusive educ...

Legal and Ethical Issues of a Medical Error Case

Published on: December 2015​ Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Book Review​

The objective of this article review is to investigate a medical error case study focusing on leg...

The Internet of Things… and People

Published on: December 2015​ Genre: Innovation​ Category: Op eds​

The IOT World Forum hosted by Cisco demonstrated an array of new services and products made poss...

Persistence in the Abu Dhabi STEM Pipeline

Published on: October 2015​
Author:
Genre: Technology|Youth|Youth Initiative​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report aims to investigate the leaks in the STEM pipeline among Emiratis in Abu Dhabi. The g...

Street-level bureaucracy: dilemmas of the individual in public services

Published on: October 2015​
Author:
Genre: Public Services​ Category: Book Review​

Lipsky defines street-level bureaucrats as the people who meet citizens at the interface between ...

Leadership, James MacGregor Burns, 1978

Published on: September 2015​
Author:
Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Book Review​

Students of leadership will sooner or later arrive at Leadership by James MacGregor Burns. Publis...

Using Social Media for Citizen Engagement

Published on: September 2015​
Author:
Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

USING SOCIAL MEDIA FOR CITIZEN ENGAGEMENT: Lessons Learned from the UAE National Brainstorming Se...

Healthy eating and active living will tackle obesity

Published on: September 2015​ Genre: Knowledge Sharing​ Category: Op eds​

Healthy eating and active living will tackle obesity

The fuel price rise: a case of adaptive leadership

Published on: September 2015​ Genre: Economics-Finance​ Category: Op eds​

The announcement of fuel price deregulation was reported on 21st July. In the week following the ...

Equal rights for people with disabilities

Published on: September 2015​
Author: Sanah Sheikh
Genre: UAE Studies​ Category: Op eds​

There is no doubt that over the last ten years the UAE has made great strides towards improving t...

UAE National Agenda on Healthcare: Obesity among the Youth

Published on: August 2015​
Author:
Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The UAE youths’ frequency of being more obese is twice to be thrice greater than the published in...

Public Health Leadership Theory- Part 1

Published on: August 2015​
Author:
Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This is the first of a series of two policy briefs that examines a conceptual analysis of the Uni...

Public Health Leadership Theory- Part 2

Published on: August 2015​
Author:
Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

A Conceptual Analysis on the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Public Health Leadership Theory- Part 2

Leadership on the Line

Published on: June 2015​ Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Book Review​

The book reviewed is entitled, “Leadership on the Line: Staying Alive through the Dangers of Lead...

Policy Council #3: Research in UAE - Present Challenges and Future Opportunities

Published on: May 2015​
Author:
Genre: Knowledge and Policies Council​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG), a research and teaching institution focusing on...

From Majlis to Hashtag: The UAE National Brainstorming Session Engaging Citizens through Social M...

Published on: February 2015​
Author:
Genre: Citizen Engagement|Governance|Governance and Innovation Program|Smart Government|Social Media|UAE Studies​ Category: Case Studies​

Produced by the Governance and Innovation Program, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government in pa...

Should we embrace the ‘SMART CITY’ movement?

Published on: February 2015​ Genre: Dubai Expo 2020|Dubai Smart Cities Forum​ Category: Op eds​

It has been a recent global trend to openly embrace technology to turn cities into something more...

Govt Summit 2015: Smart Policies for Public Sector Innovation

Published on: February 2015​
Author:
Genre: Academic Programs​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Theis report details the proceedings of the round table event, titled ‘Smart olicies for Public S...

Factors Affecting Knowledge Transfer in Public Organization Employees

Published on: January 2015​
Author:
Genre: Culture|Knowledge Sharing|Knowledge Transfer|Public Organization​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Managing knowledge is considered an essential resource for both public and private sector organiz...

We do not want ... to reach Mars alone

Published on: November 2014​
Author:
Genre: Education|Energy|UAE defense​ Category: Op eds​

This release is not available in English

UAE Social Media Outlook 2014

Published on: November 2014​
Author:
Genre: Social Change​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

As 2014 comes to a close, social media in the Arab world continues to grow exponentially, with ov...

Foreign Marriages: Don't Blame it on the Dowry

Published on: September 2014​
Author:
Genre: Social Change​ Category: Op eds​

In an op-ed in Friday's Gulf News, Paul Dyer explains why empowering women is the best hope of se...

The Arab Social Media Report- Edition #6

Published on: June 2014​
Author:
Genre: Media (including Social Media)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Under the title ‘Citizen Engagement and Public Services in the Arab World: The Potential of Socia...

Innovation for Integrated Service Delivery: The Case of SADAD in Saudi Arabia

Published on: June 2014​
Author:
Genre: Innovation|Social Change​ Category: Case Studies​

Until 2007, both service providers and the consumers of public and private services in the Kingdo...

Knowledge and Policy Council Second Session Report- June 2014- Leadership Building Efforts.. Jour...

Published on: June 2014​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

It is not unusual for the path of national growth and for development processes to be closely lin...

التميز في الأداء

Published on: May 2014​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Book Review​

يمثل كتاب التميز في الأداء مجموعة من الأفكار والمفاهيم والوسائل، والحالات الدراسية والأدوات التي ...

Arab Social Media Outlook 2014

Published on: May 2014​
Author:
Genre: Media Coverage|Social Change​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report aims to explore social media trends in the region in 2013 , paving the way for a bett...

The Arab World Online 2014

Published on: May 2014​
Author:
Genre: GCC​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Navigating through mounting developmental challenges, the Arab region continues to go through tec...

Translating "Gender" in the Arab World: Implications for Public Policy

Published on: April 2014​
Author:
Genre: gender, gender and development, globalization​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper highlights the importance of using the term ‘gender’ in Arabic and its relevance to pu...

The Role of Social Accountability in Poverty Alleviation Programs in Developing Countries: An Ana...

Published on: March 2014​
Author:
Genre: International Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

In spite of different approaches being experimented over the past six decades, poverty alleviatio...

Why Globalization Works by Martin Wolf

Published on: March 2014​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Book Review​

: The author, a Financial Times editor, makes a conventional economist's argument for globalizati...

International Political Economy by Thomas Oatley

Published on: March 2014​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Book Review​

Broadly viewing the global economy as a political competition that produces winners and losers, "...

Knowledge and Policy Council - First Session Report: UAE Leadership School

Published on: March 2014​
Author:
Genre: Policy Implementation​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government (MBSRG) launched the ‘Knowledge and Policies Council’. T...

Social Entrepreneurship in the Middle East: Toward Sustainable Development for the Next Generation

Published on: March 2014​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The recommendations in this report are proposed to facilitate the development of institutional al...

The Impact of Effective Training on Organizational Performance in Dubai’s Public Sector, Mhamed B...

Published on: February 2014​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The challenges governments face today are both internal and external; globalization, new technolo...

The Rudiments for an Effective Training Strategy: Practical Insights from Dubai Government’s Expe...

Published on: February 2014​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model|External Partnerships|Public Financial Management|Public Policy​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Human resource and training literature indicate that the design of a training strategy is the fir...

Training During Times of Financial Constraints: Lessons from the Case of Dubai’s Public Sector, M...

Published on: February 2014​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model|External Partnerships|Public Policy​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

When financial crises strike governments, the first departments that usually witness sharp budget...

Making Government “Smarter”, Cutting Red-tape, and Creating Value Partnerships

Published on: February 2014​
Author:
Genre: E-Government|Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

In an era characterized by mounting socio-economic constraints and transformational technological...

The Arab Government Services Outlook 2014

Published on: February 2014​
Author:
Genre: Media Coverage|Strategy and Development​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

ising citizen expectations have made efficient, relevant, quality public sector services the key ...

Translating "Gender" in the Arab World: Implications for Public Policy

Published on: January 2014​
Author:
Genre: Gender policy​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This paper highlights the importance of using the term ‘gender’ in Arabic and its relevance to pu...

From the Classroom to the Boardroom: Enhancing Women’s Participation in the GCC Workforce

Published on: December 2013​
Author:
Genre: Feminisms|GCC|Gender|Gender policy​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Women dominate higher education in more than half of the Middle East and Gulf countries. For exam...

Public Sector Reforms in Fiji: Examining Policy Implementation Setting and Administrative Culture

Published on: November 2013​ Genre: Political Reform|Public Financial Management|Public Policy​ Category: Case Studies​

For many years, public management reform has been an evolving concept. New Public Management (NPM...

The Role of Public Consultations in Regulatory Decision-Making: Thoughts and Reflections Based On...

Published on: October 2013​
Author:
Genre: ICT for development|open government|policy implementation​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper builds upon empirical data collected from 42 interviews with decision-makers, regulate...

Transforming Education in the Arab World: Breaking Barriers in the Age of Social Learning

Published on: June 2013​
Author:
Genre: E-Government​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The continued growth of social media in the Arab region has facilitated innovations by individual...

The Arab World Online: Trends in Internet Usage in the Arab Region

Published on: May 2013​
Author:
Genre: E-Government|ICT for development|innovation|Knowledge Management and ICT|Media (including Social Media)|Media Coverage|Media|Social Change|SocialChange|VIP Visit​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Over the past 15 years, the Arab region has witnessed major technology-led transformations which ...

Women and Globalization in the GCC: Negotiating States, Agency and Social Change

Published on: April 2013​
Author:
Genre: GCC|gender policy|gender, development, gender and citizenship|gender, social and cross-cultural psychology|Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

“Women and Globalization in the GCC: Negotiating States, Agency and Social Change”, is a workshop...

Aging in the UAE and Services Available for the Elderly: Structured Interviews with Experts in th...

Published on: February 2013​
Author:
Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The source of income for the vast majority of older people comes from their pension pay and/or so...

Gender and Public Policy Program Annual Report 2012

Published on: December 2012​
Author:
Genre: gender, gender and development, globalization​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The Gender and Public Policy program is committed to supporting the Dubai School of Government’s ...

Rethinking Women Leadership Development Programs in the UAE

Published on: December 2012​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

In the increasingly globalized context of the UAE, women’s leadership development programs have b...

Gender and Public Policy Program Annual Report 2012

Published on: December 2012​
Author:
Genre: gender policy|gender, development, gender and citizenship|gender, development|gender, gender and development, globalization|gender, social and cross-cultural psychology|Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The Gender and Public Policy program is committed to supporting the Dubai School of Government’s ...

Social Media, Employment and Entrepreneurship: New Frontiers for the Economic Empowerment of Arab...

Published on: October 2012​
Author:
Genre: Education|E-Government|entrepreneurship|Media (including Social Media)|Media Coverage|Media|VIP Visit|Youth​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Since the spark of the popular movements across the Arab world, the critical debate about Arab yo...

The Arab Social Media Report-Edition #4

Published on: July 2012​
Author:
Genre: Media (including Social Media)​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The passionate debate on the impact of social media in the Arab world has continued throughout 20...

The Water Challenge in the UAE

Published on: July 2012​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model|Strategy and Development​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief explores how economic boom and population growth have triggered increased deman...

Improving Access to Special Educational Needs in Dubai’s Private Schools

Published on: May 2012​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The provision for students with special educational needs in schools in Dubai is in a development...

Knowledge Management in the UAE’s Public Sector: the Case of Dubai

Published on: April 2012​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management|Knowledge Management and ICT|Organizational Development​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper highlights the importance of the creation, capturing, documentation and dissem...

Making Higher Education Choices in Dubai

Published on: April 2012​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief examines the choices that high school students have to consider when planning t...

Parental Involvement in the Education of Their Children in Dubai

Published on: January 2012​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Many parents have the opinion that the education of their children is the sole responsibility of ...

The Political Economy of Privatization in the Maghreb Region: How Domestic and External Factors Have

Published on: November 2011​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance|Governance/Public Sector Management|Organizational Development​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper examines the political economy of privatization in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

How Urbanization is Changing Emirati Identity

Published on: October 2011​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model|SocialChange|Strategy and Development​ Category: Op eds​

"What is the UAE capital doing to combat such serious erosion [of Emirati cultural identity]? Qui...

Obstacles towards Curriculum Reform in the Middle East: Using Jordan and the UAE as Case Studies

Published on: October 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief explores the obstacles to education reform in the MENA region, using curricular...

Intersections of the Public and Private in Education in the GCC

Published on: August 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This volume is a compilation of papers submitted to the Second Annual Symposium of the Gulf Compa...

A Window on FNC Political Scenarios

Published on: August 2011​
Author:
Genre: Afghanistan/Pakistan|Arabian Peninsula|Arab-Israeli conflict|banking|Academic Programs|Central Asia and Caucasus|citizenship|Comparative Middle East Politics|comparative public administration|contemporary Middle East politics|corporate commercial law|cross-cultural dialogue|defense and security studies|Dubai Model|Economics/Finance|Education|E-Government|Energy|entrepreneurship|Environment|Executive Education 2|Executive Education|External Partnerships|ExternalPartnership|feminisms|GCC|gender policy|gender, development, gender and citizenship|gender, development|gender, gender and development, globalization|gender, social and cross-cultural psychology|Gender|geopolitics of Greater Middle East|Governance/Public Sector Management|Harvard University|healthcare, education|Healthcare|Higher Education and Professional Development|human capital resources|ICT for development|implementation of the rule of law in the GCC|innovation​ Category: Op eds​

“’May you live in interesting times’ goes a Chinese saying that usually has negative connotations...

The Current State of Knowledge Management in Dubai’s Public Sector Organizations: Assessment and ...

Published on: June 2011​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief examines the current state of knowledge management (KM) in Dubai’s public sector.

Private Tutoring Trends in the UAE

Published on: June 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief gives an overview of “shadow education,” its reach and patterns worldwide. Next, it pr...

The Contribution of Women to Intellectual Thought and Science in the Arab World

Published on: May 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education|Gender​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy note is based on "The Contribution of Women to Intellectual Thought and Science in th...

Nation-building is About Creating Human Capital

Published on: May 2011​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

"Effective change is contingent on reforming the educational systems in the region — beginning in...

Enablers and Barriers to Effective Knowledge Management: The Case of Dubai’s Public Sector

Published on: April 2011​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief assesses the performance of Knowledge Management (KM) programs in Dubai’s public secto...

Global Challenge, Regional Responses: Forging a Common Approach to Maritime Piracy

Published on: April 2011​
Author:
Genre: International Politics|Strategy and Development​ Category: Book Review​

This collection of 23 briefing papers from leading counter-piracy experts was prepared by DSG for...

Why Women Graduates Outnumber Men in the UAE

Published on: April 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

In this essay published in Gulf News, Natasha Ridge outlines how family, school and state , "comb...

Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities for Palestinian Youth?

Published on: March 2011​
Author:
Genre: Youth​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief investigates the effects of the Palestinian Labor Law on unemployment duration for you...

Where are All the Men ? Gender, Participation and Higher Education in the United Arab Emirates

Published on: March 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper examines male participation in higher education in the UAE from an economic and sociol...

Arab Social Media Report: The Role of Social Media in Arab Women’s Empowerment

Published on: February 2011​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Arab Social Media Report: The Role of Social Media in Arab Women’s Empowerment Vol.1 No.3 Racha M...

Virtual Revolutions Always Begin with the People

Published on: February 2011​
Author:
Genre: Knowledge Management and ICT​ Category: Op eds​

"While social media can be an instigator of, catalyst for and witness to social change, it does n...

Arab Social Media Report: Facebook Usage

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The Arab Social Media Report, produced by the Dubai School of Government’s Governance and Innovat...

Tunisia Was the Trigger, Egypt Is the Prize

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

The challenge ahead is not only about making a smooth transition to a more democratic system of g...

Learning all About Safety from the UAE

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: International Politics​ Category: Op eds​

In this op-ed published in The Khaleej Times, Susan Crotty explores the roots of western misperce...

Early Childhood Education in Dubai

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The brief provides a description of the pre-school educational landscape in Dubai, and the challe...

Creating a National Oil Company in East Timor: Building on the Experience of Other Producers

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Looking at East Timor, this paper focuses on the relationship between the national oil company an...

High Wages Can Lead to a Lower Value for Education

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

"Young men and women need to see a return on education in order to invest in it. Until that happe...

Exploring the Role of Technology in Innovation in the United Arab Emirates

Published on: January 2011​
Author:
Genre: Social Change​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper explores barriers to unleashing the potential power of ICTs for creating a culture of ...

A Typology of Soft Powers in Middle East Politics

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of soft power in Middle East politics by laying ...

Economic Growth with Unlimited Supplies of Foreign Labor: Theory and Some Evidence from the GCC

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The authors develop a modified version of the standard Solow and Ramsey growth models suited for ...

Are Private Equity Firms in Emerging Markets Entrepreneurial? A Case Study of Egypt

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Over the five year period from 2003 to 2008, private equity and venture capital investments have ...

Knowledge Management in Dubai’s Public Sector: Opportunities and Challenges

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief aims to highlight the importance of knowledge management and the factors that i...

Is Private Equity the Next FDI? The Case of Egypt & the MENA Region

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Development​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Given the increasing prominence of private equity investments in emerging markets, this policy br...

An Independent Intellectual Sphere is Vital to the Gulf

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Political Reform​ Category: Op eds​

In the Gulf Arab states, the public intellectual is often a misunderstood entity; for some reaso...

Market Competition in Export Cash Crops and Farm Income

Published on: December 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper studies how the internal structure of agriculture export markets and the level of comp...

Business Links That Must be Aired

Published on: November 2010​
Author:
Genre: Media​ Category: Op eds​

In this editorial in the Financial Times, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi urges local media to report on ...

A Global Index Can't Count All the UAE's Gender Challenges

Published on: November 2010​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Op eds​

In this editorial, May Al-Dabbagh and Paul Dyer comment on the UAE’s progress in gender equality ...

Beyond "Leader" Development: Advancing New Leadership Development Models in the GCC

Published on: October 2010​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

In recent years, the countries of the Gulf Cooperative Council (GCC) have been the site of a boom...

Iranian Youth in Times of Economic Crisis

Published on: October 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

In this paper, the author reviews the evidence on youth transitions in Iran, using recent survey ...

Climate Change Adaptation in the Middle East and North Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

Published on: October 2010​
Author:
Genre: Energy​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report provides an overview of critical issues regarding adaptation to climate change in the...

Articulating a "Dubai Model" of Development: The Case of Djibouti

Published on: September 2010​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report is based on an exhaustive review of source material in Arabic, French and English, in...

The Civil Society Movement in the Arab Gulf States

Published on: September 2010​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

First published in The Huffington Post, in this piece Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi traces the developm...

The Basis of Abu Dhabi’s Quest for Renewable Energy and Policies Required to Meet its Goals

Published on: September 2010​
Author:
Genre: Energy​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper describes the challenges Abu Dhabi faces in meeting its renewable energy goal, and the...

Foreign Marriages: Don't Blame it on the Dowry

Published on: September 2010​
Author:
Genre: Social Change​ Category: Op eds​

In an op-ed in Friday's Gulf News, Paul Dyer explains why empowering women is the best hope of se...

Poor Management is too Pervasive not to be Addressed

Published on: September 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In this op-ed published in The National, Susan Crotty outlines the hidden costs of bad management.

Men as Cultural Ideals: How Culture Shapes Gender Stereotypes

Published on: September 2010​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Four studies explore how culture shapes the contents of gender stereotypes, demonstrating that me...

International Branch Campuses, Free Zones, and Quality Assurance: Policy Issues for Dubai and the...

Published on: August 2010​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

International branch campuses (IBCs) have a significant presence in Dubai’s higher education sect...

Security Scenario Justifies Concerns about BlackBerry

Published on: August 2010​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

In this editorial, Theodore Karasik and Stephen Brannon illustrate the trade-off between legitima...

Security Scenario Justifies Concerns about BlackBerry

Published on: August 2010​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

In this editorial, Theodore Karasik and Stephen Brannon illustrate the trade-off between legitima...

Failing Pakistan’s Minorities

Published on: July 2010​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

Visiting Scholar Taufiq Rahim has authored "Failing Pakistan’s Minorities" for the AfPak channel ...

The GCC Stocks the Larder Against Future Food Crisis

Published on: July 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In this editorial, Theodore Karasik and Wayne James highlight the growing importance of food secu...

Evaluating the "Dubai Model": The Case of Djibouti (Executive Summary)

Published on: June 2010​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report is based on an exhaustive review of source material in Arabic, French and English, in...

The Development of a Gulf Carbon Platform: Mapping out the Gulf Cooperation Council Carbon Exchange

Published on: June 2010​
Author:
Genre: Energy​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The author argues that in spite of the extremely high greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions rates, GCC m...

Teacher Quality, Gender and Nationality in the United Arab Emirates: A Crisis for Boys

Published on: May 2010​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper looks at teacher quality within the UAE, casting it as a function of teacher backgroun...

Expectations Haven’t Advanced with UAE Women

Published on: May 2010​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi lauds the advances made by UAE women, and calls for steps to address the ...

Lack of Corporate Governance Holds Gulf States Back

Published on: April 2010​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in The National, Sultan Sooud Al-Qassmi calls for collective responsibility and a...

Governance and Information Technology: From Electronic Government to Information Government (Arabic)

Published on: March 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance|Governance/Public Sector Management|Knowledge Management and ICT​ Category: Book Review​

This volume argues for a shift from the narrow focus of "electronic government" on technology and...

Why We Need the Gulf’s Vital Statistics

Published on: March 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in The National, Tarek Coury calls for the collection and dissemination of accura...

When Hierarchy Helps: Value Congruence and Creative Performance in Asian-Dominated Multicultural Tea

Published on: March 2010​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

By showing how cultural composition, a frequently studied structural aspect of multicultural team...

Innovation Culture for Youth Empowerment in the UAE: The Role of ICT

Published on: March 2010​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Several factors continue to block the potential of ICTs to create a culture of innovation in the ...

The Cross-Border Financial Impact of Violence

Published on: February 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper argues that violent events have two economic effects: a direct loss from the destructi...

Stereotypes can Stymie the UAE’s Development

Published on: February 2010​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

"How the cohort of over 110 million young Arabs deals with its predicament will be the main drive...

Young Arab World Arising

Published on: February 2010​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

"How the cohort of over 110 million young Arabs deals with its predicament will be the main drive...

The Blueprint: A History of Dubai’s Spatial Development through Oil Discovery

Published on: February 2010​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper traces the regional history of the Gulf, along with the presence of a continuum of Eur...

Energy Conservation Options for GCC Governments

Published on: February 2010​
Author:
Genre: Energy​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief outlines three policy options that Gulf Arab governments can consider to addres...

Higher Education and Human Capital are Interwoven

Published on: January 2010​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

In this op-ed, Fatma Abdulla calls for reforms in the UAE federal higher education system to addr...

Health Financing and Health Outcomes in the Eastern Mediterranean Region

Published on: January 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper compares health spending with health outcomes over an 11 year period in easter...

The Road to Good Governance is a Two-Way Street

Published on: January 2010​
Author:
Genre: E-Government​ Category: Op eds​

Racha Mourtada outlines the findings of a recent e-government conference and suggests ways that I...

Global Financial Architecture, Global Imbalances and the Future of the Dollar

Published on: January 2010​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief outlines the role of financial integration, globalization and widening global i...

What Accounts for the Success of Islamist Parties in the Arab World ?

Published on: January 2010​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper uses survey and interview data to attempt to explain the wide variation in the...

A 70 Percent Pay Rise That’s a 100 Percent Bad Idea

Published on: January 2010​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi critiques a recent decision to boost pay for nationals in the public sect...

Strategies for Acquiring Foreign Nuclear Assistance in the Middle East: Lessons from the United Arab

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper explores the UAE’s strategies in obtaining foreign nuclear assistance to uncov...

The Effects of Conflict on the Structure of the Economy

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper studies the impact of civil conflict on the structure of the economy. Conflict reduces...

Securing the Peace: The Battle over Ethnicity and Energy in Modern Iraq

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This article examines the legal and political impediments to the Kurdish Regional Government’s (K...

Challenges to Curriculum Development in the UAE

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief examines the meaning of the term “curriculum,” the history of curriculum development i...

Learning Arabic: Change is on the Way

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

In this editorial published in The National, Natasha Ridge surveys the landscape of Arabic langua...

Human Capital is Key to Company Results

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in Thursday’s The National, Susan Crotty explains why companies who focus exclusi...

Belief Heterogeneity and Survival in Incomplete Markets

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper shows that in incomplete markets, regardless of traders’ discount factors, the market ...

Dubai’s History has Always Been One of Resilience

Published on: December 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in The National, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi emphasizes the value of the "Dubai model...

This is not the End of the Road for Dubai

Published on: November 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi writes in The Financial Times that Dubai has a chance to emerge from the ...

Youth Exclusion in Yemen: Tackling the Twin Deficits of Human Development and Natural Resources

Published on: November 2009​
Author:
Genre: citizenship​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper uses the life cycle approach to identify the pathways through which youth are excluded...

The United States and the Muslim World: How Engagement Will Improve Relations

Published on: November 2009​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief analyzes the changed American approach toward engagement with the Muslim world, calls ...

Generation in Waiting: The Unfulfilled Promise of Young People in the Middle East

Published on: October 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance|Education|Labor and Demographics|Strategy and Development|Youth​ Category: Book Review​

Generation in Waiting: The Unfulfilled Promise of Young People in the Middle East (Brookings Pres...

Fusing Creativity: Cultural Metacognition and Teamwork in Multicultural Teams

Published on: October 2009​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This study illustrates the implications of taking cultural diversity as a given in multicultural ...

Oil, Labor Markets, and Economic Diversification in the GCC: An Empirical Assessment

Published on: October 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper provides an empirical assessment of economic diversification in the GCC for the period...

It’s High Time We Saw a Little More of the FNC

Published on: October 2009​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

In Saturday’s The National, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi calls for the Federal National Council (FNC) ...

Sometimes the Sound and the Fury Signify Nothing

Published on: October 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In Saturday’s The National, Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi castigates the Arab media for circulating the...

Iran Sanctions: Who Really Wins?

Published on: September 2009​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

In this commentary piece, Dubai Initiative Research Fellow Djavad Salehi-Isfahani questions the e...

Navigating the Economic Downturn: Strategic Positioning of Public Sector ICT Initiatives

Published on: September 2009​
Author:
Genre: E-Government​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

Based on analysis of ICT initiative strategic positioning and the framework adopted by the Dubai ...

Our Cartoon Heroes – Now That They Are Really Our Own

Published on: September 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi lauds the growth of indigenous animated cartoons in the Gulf, and describ...

Closing the UAE’s Political Gender Gap: Measures for Effective Policy Change

Published on: September 2009​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief focuses on the "political empowerment" sub-index of the World Economic Forum’s Global ...

The Hidden Gender Gap in Education in the UAE

Published on: August 2009​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief examines current trends in gender and education in the UAE, outlining why a gender gap...

The UAE’s Economic Policy and the Current Global Meltdown: An Appraisal

Published on: August 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Within a span of less than four decades, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has undergone an impressi...

Overseas Development Assistance from the UAE: Structuring Donor Relations in the Context of the A...

Published on: August 2009​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper seeks to situate the UAE’s Foreign Policy and Overseas Development Assistance trajecto...

Time for Arabs to get Serious About Iraq

Published on: August 2009​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi urges Arab states to reestablish ties with Iraq in an editorial in The Gu...

What I Learned from the Last Big Meltdown

Published on: August 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in Thursday’s issue of Gulf Business, Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi explains why "there...

UAE Monetary Policy, Wages and Output Growth

Published on: August 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi urges Arab states to reestablish ties with Iraq in an editorial in The Gu...

Better Access for the Disabled is an Economic Need Too

Published on: July 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in Tuesday’s The National, Susan Crotty encourages a closer look at how implement...

UAE Monetary Policy, China and the SDR

Published on: July 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in the Khaleej Times, Tarek Khoury sheds light on the latest discussions centered...

The Gulf Paradox: Skilled People, in the Wrong Jobs

Published on: July 2009​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

In his Op-Ed for The National, Khalid Al Yahya argues for organizational development and governan...

Without this Human Wealth, a Nation Limits Itself

Published on: June 2009​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

Victor Pineda published an Op-Ed in The National, in which he argues for the implementation of UA...

Monetary Policy, De-leveraging and Deflation in the UAE

Published on: June 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In his latest Op-Ed for Khaleej Times, Tarek Coury discusses de-leveraging in the real estate and...

Whither the Monetary Union

Published on: May 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

Tarek Coury explores the consequences of the UAE’s recent decision to withdraw from Gulf monetary...

Getting What You Pay for From a Private Education

Published on: May 2009​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in Monday’s issue of The National, Natasha Ridge explains why governments have an...

A Closer Look at Gender Parity in UAE Health Care

Published on: May 2009​
Author:
Genre: Healthcare​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in The National, Fatma Abdulla argues that a shift in health policy will reduce t...

Benchmarking Education: Dubai and the Trends in Mathematics and Science Study 2007

Published on: April 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report examines and interprets Dubai’s 2007 results in light of assessed contextual factors ...

Hyperbolic Discounting: A Recursive Formulation and An Application to Economic Growth

Published on: April 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

An important strand of the economics literature has recently paid attention to the study of psych...

Why Irena Should Find her Home in Abu Dhabi

Published on: April 2009​
Author:
Genre: Energy​ Category: Op eds​

DSG Nonresident Fellow Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi lays out Abu Dhabi’s case to host the Internationa...

Why Young Syrians Prefer Public Sector Jobs

Published on: March 2009​
Author:
Genre: Strategy and Development|Youth​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

MEYI Policy Outlook 2, March 2009, Nader Kabbani This policy outlook examines how public sector e...

A Dollar De-peg Do-over

Published on: March 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

In an Op-Ed in Sunday’s Khaleej Times, Tarek Coury explains why the UAE Central Bank’s decision t...

Cross-Agency Collaboration in the UAE Government: The Role of Trust and the Impact of Technology

Published on: March 2009​
Author:
Genre: E-Government​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

In this report, the authors analyze the results of a survey conducted by the Dubai School of Gove...

Transparency is Dubai’s Future

Published on: March 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In an op-ed in The National, Hafed Al-Ghwell calls for Dubai to use transparency and open informa...

A Model in Preparation for a "Post-Oil" World

Published on: March 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In February the UAE launched a nationwide energy sustainability campaign under the name, "Heroes ...

Women in Parliament and Politics in the UAE: A Study of the First Federal National Council Elections

Published on: March 2009​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This report details the results of an independent study jointly supported by the Dubai School of ...

The Search for Solutions: Education Reform in the Gulf

Published on: February 2009​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

In an op-ed in Thursday’s The National, Natasha Ridge asks why major investments in education hav...

Forex Trading and the Value of the Dirham

Published on: February 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

Tarek Coury examines factors influencing the valuation of currencies, including the UAE dirham, i...

Sustainability Must be a Choice that the UAE Makes Today

Published on: February 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In Tuesday’s The National, DSG Executive President Nabil Alyousuf and Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, M...

Women in Politics: Quotas, Voter Attitudes and Female Leadership

Published on: February 2009​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief assesses the effect of affirmative action policies on voter attitudes and electoral ou...

Doing Business in the United Arab Emirates

Published on: January 2009​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief reviews outcomes for the UAE in the World Bank's 2009 Doing Business report, and highl...

The Impact of Culture on Management and Development: A Comparative Review

Published on: January 2009​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper highlights contemporary research on the important issue of the link between cu...

UAE Economy: Time to Move Up the Value Chain

Published on: January 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In Thursday’s Khaleej Times, DSG Assistant Professor Tarek Coury calls for the UAE to diversify i...

Efficient Government Means Accountability: We’re Getting It

Published on: January 2009​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

An editorial by Ashraf Meraj in The National newspaper commends the establishment of the Abu Dhab...

How does Dubai Measure up in Standards of Education?

Published on: January 2009​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

Visiting Researcher Mike Helal measures Dubai’s strengths and weaknesses in a global education be...

Strengthening the Legal and Judicial Independence of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Published on: December 2008​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief tries to identify what can be done to further strengthen the legal and judicial...

Proof that the Hajj makes pilgrims more religious – and more tolerant

Published on: November 2008​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

In an opinion piece in The National newspaper, DSG Research Fellow Asim Ijaz Khwaja, David Clingi...

The Tyranny of Demography: Exploring the Fertility Transition in the Middle East and North Africa

Published on: November 2008​
Author:
Genre: Labor and Demographics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The Middle East and North Africa region has experienced some of the highest population growth rat...

Op-Ed: The Dollar Peg Advantage

Published on: October 2008​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Op eds​

Tarek Coury provides a perspective on UAE monetary policy in light of the recent global financial...

Stalled Youth Transitions in the Middle East: A Framework for Policy Reform

Published on: October 2008​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Rising oil prices and increased investment have spurred economic growth in the Middle East. At th...

Gender and Human Security: Palestine Revisited

Published on: October 2008​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper has been submitted as a chapter in Gender Perspectives on Human Security, edit...

Monetary Union in the GCC: A Preliminary Analysis

Published on: October 2008​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

States comprising the Gulf Cooperation Council have expressed an intent to form a monetary union ...

The Impact of the Hajj

Published on: October 2008​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief estimates the impact on pilgrims of performing the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.The author...

Through its Aid, the UAE can be a 'Soft' Power for Good

Published on: August 2008​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In an opinion piece in The National, DSG Research Associate Habiba Hamid asserts that the UAE can...

Migration as a Way to Diversify: Evidence from Rural to Urban Migration in the US

Published on: August 2008​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The utility maximization theory of migration is well established as the prevailing approach in mi...

Creating the Right Policies for National Success

Published on: July 2008​
Author:
Genre: Governance/Public Sector Management​ Category: Op eds​

Director of External Affairs and Communication Hafed Al-Ghwell outlines the ways in which an effe...

A Double Dividend for the Middle East

Published on: July 2008​
Author:
Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

DSG Executive President Nabil Alyousuf argues for educational reform, revised labor policies and ...

Between Potential and Reality: Innovation in the Arab Public Sphere

Published on: July 2008​
Author:
Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

The author examines the conditions and circumstances in which innovations in the public sector th...

Political Economy of Government Responsiveness: Policy Choices and Rural Incorporation

Published on: July 2008​
Author:
Genre: Political Reform​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The literature of political development has long advocated the importance of integrating the rura...

Economic Analysis of the Nurse Shortage in Egypt

Published on: July 2008​
Author:
Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The health sector in Egypt suffers from a severe shortage of qualified nurses (nurses with at lea...

Gender Equality in the United Arab Emirates: A Driver for Increased Competitiveness?

Published on: June 2008​
Author:
Genre: Gender​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This brief examines reasons behind the UAE’s ranking and score on the World Economic Forum's Glob...

The Young Must Work for Success, Like Their Parents

Published on: May 2008​
Author:
Genre: Youth​ Category: Op eds​

In an opinion piece in The National, DSG Research Associate Huda Sajwani urges UAE youth to take ...

Sinews of Growth: Generative Infrastructural Urbanism in Dubai

Published on: May 2008​
Author:
Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

As Dubai embarks on the Dubai World Central (DWC) project in parallel with its Urban Development ...

Estimating the Impact of the Hajj: Religion and Tolerance in Islam’s Global Gathering

Published on: May 2008​
Author:
Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

We estimate the impact on pilgrims of performing the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. Our method compare...

Monetary Delegation: Credibility through Dynamic Incentives

Published on: May 2008​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This paper studies delegation of monetary policy to an independent but accountable Central Banker.

The Costs of Youth Exclusion in the Middle East

Published on: May 2008​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

While the Middle East is experiencing its best economic performance in three decades, the region ...

The Context for Intergroup Leadership Among Women’s Groups in Saudi Arabia

Published on: March 2008​
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Genre: Gender​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

This working paper is a revised manuscript submitted on February 6, 2008

Making a Great Arab City

Published on: January 2008​
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Genre: Dubai Model​ Category: Op eds​

In his internationally syndicated opinion column, DSG Research Fellow Rami Khouri urges the peopl...

Bush Should be Made Aware

Published on: January 2008​
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Genre: Comparative Middle East Politics​ Category: Op eds​

In a January 10-16 opinion piece in Al-Ahram, DSG Research Fellow Manal Jamal urges US President ...

Fountain of Youth

Published on: January 2008​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Op eds​

In an editorial in the January 12 Gulf News, DSG Executive President Nabil Alyousuf writes about ...

Results-Based Government in Arab States: Drivers, Barriers and Tensions

Published on: January 2008​
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Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

This policy brief examines the relationship between globalization and results-based government, a...

The Over-Educated, Under-Utilized Arab Professional: Why Doesn’t Human Capital Development Bring ...

Published on: January 2008​
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Genre: Education​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Integrating multiple theoretical perspectives, we propose and test a model of human capital resou...

Benchmarking the e-Government Bulldozer: Beyond Measuring the Tread Marks

Published on: January 2008​
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Genre: E-Government​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

As electronic government initiatives continue to gain global momentum, interest in benchmarking v...

The Real Issue Raised by the Qatif Verdict

Published on: December 2007​
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Genre: Gender​ Category: Op eds​

In an op-ed piece published in the December 7, 2007 issue of Arab News, DSG Research Fellow May A...

Inclusion: Meeting the 100 Million Youth Challenge

Published on: December 2007​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Dhillon and Yousef present a snapshot preview of the Initiative’s integrated framework for analys...

Youth Exclusion in Syria: Social Economic, and Institutional Dimensions

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

A combination of factors contributes to actual or potential economic exclusion of young people in...

Youth Exclusion in Morocco: Context, Consequences, and Policies

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Currently, the age structure of the Moroccan population is characterized by the predominance of y...

Youth Exclusion in Egypt: In Search of "Second Chances"

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Labor and Demographics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Egypt is at a stage in its demographic transition with a marked "youth bulge," a period in which ...

Social Exclusion: Comparative Analysis of Europe and Middle East Youth

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Labor and Demographics​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

Most typically, analyses of youth have employed either the neo-classical economic framework of hu...

The Economic Imperatives of Marriage: Emerging Practices and Identities Among Youth in the Middle...

Published on: November 2007​
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Genre: Economics/Finance​ Category: Research Report/ Research Paper/ White Paper​

The Middle East today is a very youthful region, due to the consequences of the demographic trans...

Exploring E-Government Barriers in the Arab States

Published on: December 2006​
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Genre: E-Government​ Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

A majority of e-government initiatives around the world, including many in the Arab states, have ...

Will the Oil Boom Solve the Middle East Unemployment Crisis ?

Published on: November 2006​
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Genre: Category: Policy Brief/ Policy Note​

During the recent oil boom, the MENA region has seen job creation accelerate.

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