RQPI Publications

Most RAND publications can be read online or downloaded in PDF format. Some RQPI titles also are available in Arabic translations. All RQPI publications were peer-reviewed before being released to clients or the public.

  • RR188

    Knowledge-Based Economies and Basing Economies on Knowledge: Skills a Missing Link in GCC Countries2013

    In addition to an Information and Communication Technology infrastructure, a skilled labor force and a supportive environment are necessary to the balanced development of a knowledge-based economy. Without sufficient human capital and policies in place to promote the use of adopted technologies, their full potential may not be realized. This paper uses a cross-country perspective and various economic indicators to assess the development of Gulf Cooperation Council countries in the dimensions of a knowledge economy.

  • TR722

    Launching the Qatar National Research Fund2012

    The design and implementation of the Qatar National Research Fund — the first research-funding organization of its kind in the Middle East — and descriptions of its first two programs, along with some early results and lessons learned.

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    Qatar's School Transportation System: Supporting Safety, Efficiency, and Service Quality2012

    In consideration of the many challenges associated with Qatar's continued growth and demographic changes, the government of Qatar is interested in updating its school transportation system (STS). This volume assesses parents' and school administrators' perspectives on Qatar's STS, identifies a vision and goals for the STS, and discusses strategies to achieve the vision and better align Qatar's STS with international norms.

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    Qatar's School Transportation System: Supporting Safety, Efficiency, and Service Quality (Arabic-language version)2012

    In consideration of the many challenges associated with Qatar's continued growth and demographic changes, the government of Qatar is interested in updating its school transportation system (STS). This volume assesses parents' and school administrators' perspectives on Qatar's STS, identifies a vision and goals for the STS, and discusses strategies to achieve the vision and better align Qatar's STS with international norms. This is the Arabic-language version.

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    Sustaining the Qatar National Research Fund2012

    Results of a systematic analysis of what is needed to ensure the sustainability of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and recommendations for future actions to achieve this goal. The QNRF must make measurable progress in its core mission of fostering a research culture in Qatar and must evolve its governance structure, related infrastructure, and funding model to accommodate new responsibilities mandated by Decree-Law No. (24) of 2008.

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    Recommended Research Priorities for the Qatar Foundation's Environment and Energy Research Institute2011

    The Qatar Foundation is establishing a national research institute to conduct and collaborate on applied research in energy, environment, and water issues, the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute. This book recommends research priorities for the new institution and reports on a survey of relevant research institutions in the region.

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    Developing a School Finance System for K-12 Reform in Qatar2009

    Reform-minded leaders of Qatar, who have embarked on a sweeping reform of their nation's education system, asked RANReform-minded leaders of Qatar, who have embarked on a sweeping reform of their nation's education system, asked RAND to evaluate the education finance system that has been adopted and to offer suggestions for improvements.D to evaluate their education finance system and offer suggestions for improvements. The authors analyze the system's evolution and resource allocation patterns between 2004 and 2006 and develop analytic tools for performing the evaluation, including a framework that allows assessment of the system in light of six main objectives.

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    Implementation of the K-12 Education Reform in Qatar's Schools2009

    To assess progress made in the first years of Qatar's implementation of its K-12 education reform, RAND analyzed data from school-level observations, national surveys, and national student assessments. Findings reveal that the new, Independent schools had implemented many elements of the reform, that students in these schools were performing better than students in Ministry of Education schools, and that much work was still needed to enable students to meet the new, higher standards.

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    Lessons from the Field: Developing and Implementing the Qatar Student Assessment System, 2002-20062009

    Central to Qatar's education reform was the development of internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and standards-based assessments in four subjects: Arabic, English as a foreign language, mathematics, and science. This report recounts the development of Qatar's standards-based student assessment system, providing important lessons learned for Qatar and other countries that are seeking to implement similar measures on a large scale.

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    The Reform of Qatar University2009

    In 2003, the State of Qatar engaged the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute to assist Qatar University with reform of its major administrative and academic structures, policies, and practices. In this summary of the reform effort, the authors recount the motivation for reform, describe the design of the reform agenda, and detail the early stages of the implementation effort, with an eye toward identifying challenges yet to be met.