RAND has conducted research on Qatari issues since 2003, when it partnered with the Qatar Foundation to establish the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. Most RAND analyses have focused on Qatar's education system, but the institute's research agenda also includes health, infrastructure, labor markets, and science and technology.
Stimulating innovation is important to the economic growth of all countries, regardless of their stages of development, writes Michael D. Rich. RAND is helping each country drive innovation in different ways.
Stimulating innovation is important to the economic growth of all countries, regardless of their stages of development. President and CEO Michael Rich discusses how RAND is helping foster technological innovation in China, Europe, and the Middle East.
An overview of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI), including the research questions it examines, its approach to client relations and quality assurance, its research capabilities, and the public policy areas on which RQPI is focused.
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This chapter focuses on Qatar's education system, describing the laws and policies under which both public and non-public schools operate.
A collaboration between the RAND Corporation and Qatar Foundation, the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute (RQPI) analyzes complex policy problems and helps policymakers create enduring solutions.
An examination of what must be done to ensure sustainability of the Qatar National Research Fund, its achievements in its first five years, and recommendations for actions to respond to the new responsibilities mandated in Decree-Law (24) of 2008.
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.
This dissertation covers three topics -- three points of view -- of issues in international migration.
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) is accepting applications for its 2012 awards, which honor education projects around the world—including in primary education—that have had a positive societal impact and can serve as models for other institutions or nations.
Assesses stakeholder perspectives on Qatar's school transportation system (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.
Considering the challenges associated with continued growth and demographic changes, the government of Qatar is interested in updating its school transportation system (STS). This volume assesses the perspectives of parents and school administrators, identifies a vision for the STS, and discusses strategies to achieve it.
Describes a vision for updating Qatar's school transportation system and identifies strategies for achieving the proposed vision.
The authors adopt a cross-country perspective to assess Qatar's performance in the various components of the knowledge economy using multiple indicators.
Converting vast amounts of digital data into meaningful information for research and analysis is a challenge for many different types of organizations. At the QCRI Seminar Series in Doha on Dec. 12, Dalal will discuss RAND's approach to managing data and to harnessing the power of information analytics and web technologies.
Inspiring collaboration and creative change in education is the focus of this international conference, which gathers more than 1,200 education and policy experts. The program features V. Darleen Opfer and Anna Saavedra of RAND Education discussing labor market demands in the 21st century as well as the role of social entrepreneurs in learning.
The Qatar Foundation is establishing a national research institute to conduct energy, environment, and water research. This book recommends research priorities for the institute and reports on a survey of related research institutions in the region.
RAND senior researcher Obaid Younossi has been named the new director of the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. "Obaid's long career in public policy research and analysis and his experiences in the region make him the perfect candidate to help the Institute continue to grow and expand its work in Qatar and elsewhere in the region," said RAND President and CEO James A. Thomson.
Examines the progress that Qatar has made in implementing a comprehensive reform, begun in 2002, of its K-12 education system.
Qatar began establishing publicly funded, privately operated "independent schools" in parallel with the existing Ministry of Education system in 2002.