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Health Affairs: Organizational Change Practice

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

This Policy Brief is available only in Arabic Language

Making the Case for a PPP Unit in Dubai

Published on: December 2017​
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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...

UAE Sovereign Wealth Funds as Enablers of the Global Factory

Published on: November 2017​
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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....

Improving Assessment in Dubai’s Education System

Published on: October 2017​
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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...

Policy Council #7: The Future of Public Leadership Development

Published on: October 2016​
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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​
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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​
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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...

UAE Health Policy Impact in Maternal & Child Health Care

Published on: March 2016​
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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​
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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...

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

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

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

Using Social Media for Citizen Engagement

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

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

UAE National Agenda on Healthcare: Obesity among the Youth

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

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

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

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

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

Factors Affecting Knowledge Transfer in Public Organization Employees

Published on: January 2015​
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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...

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

Published on: June 2014​
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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...

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

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

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

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

Published on: February 2014​
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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​
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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​
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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...

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

Published on: January 2014​
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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​
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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...

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

Published on: February 2013​
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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...

Rethinking Women Leadership Development Programs in the UAE

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

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

The Water Challenge in the UAE

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

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

Making Higher Education Choices in Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: June 2011​
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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​
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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​
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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...

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

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

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

Does Palestinian Labor Law Hurt Employment Possibilities for Palestinian Youth?

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

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

Early Childhood Education in Dubai

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: October 2010​
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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...

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

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

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

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

Published on: March 2010​
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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 ...

Energy Conservation Options for GCC Governments

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

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

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

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

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

Challenges to Curriculum Development in the UAE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Why Young Syrians Prefer Public Sector Jobs

Published on: March 2009​
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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...

Women in Politics: Quotas, Voter Attitudes and Female Leadership

Published on: February 2009​
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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​
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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...

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

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

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

The Impact of the Hajj

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

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

Between Potential and Reality: Innovation in the Arab Public Sphere

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

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

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

Published on: June 2008​
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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...

Sinews of Growth: Generative Infrastructural Urbanism in Dubai

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

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

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...

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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