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.

  • Aligning Post-Secondary Educational Choices to Societal Needs: A New Scholarship System for Qatar 2008

    Since the 1970s, Qatar has complemented in-country post-secondary education with scholarship programs and study-abroad opportunities, but the system may benefit from organization and other changes. This report summarizes the results of an evaluation of Qatar's scholarship system and describes proposed reforms drawn from comparative assessments of countries with similar characteristics and interviews with a wide-ranging group of stakeholders.

  • Design of the Qatar National Research Fund: An Overview of the Study Approach and Key Recommendations 2008

    This report documents the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute’s recommendations in 2004 to the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development for the design and business and implementation plans for its Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). For the design and plans, the authors tailored the best practices of various institutions to the foundation’s vision for QNRF and to Qatar’s needs, challenges, and opportunities.

  • Facing Human Capital Challenges of the 21st Century: Education and Labor Market Initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates 2008

    Describes the education and labor market initiatives implemented or under way in four countries in the Arab region — Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — to address the human resource issues they each face as they prepare their countries for a place in the 21st century global economy. Together, these countries highlight the variety of challenges faced by countries in the region and responses to those challenges.

  • Facing Human Capital Challenges of the 21st Century: Education and Labor Market Initiatives in Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates: Executive Summary 2008

    Summarizes the education and labor market initiatives implemented or under way in four countries in the Arab region — Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates — to address the human resource issues they each face as they prepare their countries for a place in the 21st century global economy. Together, these countries highlight the variety of challenges faced by countries in the region and responses to those challenges.

  • A Survey of Qatari Secondary School Seniors: Methods and Results 2008

    Presents the results of a survey of Qatari students enrolled in their final year of secondary school concerning their attitudes about further education and future work plans. Although males and females agreed on the importance of post-secondary education, they differed on their intention to pursue it. Qatar should try to attract more males into post-secondary education and training and to remove constraints on female labor force participation.

  • A Survey of Recent Qatari Secondary School Graduates: Methods and Results 2008

    Presents the results of a survey of Qataris who left secondary school in 1998 concerning their education and employment experiences since graduation. Most worked in a government ministry or for a government-owned establishment. Although the survey showed sharp gender differences, both male and female respondents felt that being made to feel respected and appreciated was the most important feature of a job.

  • Education for a New Era: Design and Implementation of K-12 Education Reform in Qatar 2007

    Describes the first phase (2001–2004) of Qatar’s bold K–12 education reform initiative, Education for a New Era, based on RAND’s experiences as part of this ambitious, multi-participant effort. RAND examined the existing Qatari education system, recommended options for building a world-class system, and supported implementation of the chosen option, which is based on internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and parental choice of schools.

  • Education for a New Era, Executive Summary: Design and Implementation of K-12 Education Reform in Qatar 2007

    Presents an overview of Phase I (2001-2004) of Qatar’s bold K-12 education reform initiative, Education for a New Era, based on RAND’s experiences in this ambitious, multi-participant effort. RAND examined Qatar’s existing education system, recommended options for building a world-class system, and supported implementation of the chosen option, which is based on internationally benchmarked curriculum standards and parental choice of schools.

  • Post-Secondary Education in Qatar: Employer Demand, Student Choice, and Options for Policy 2007

    The government of Qatar has made significant investments in post-secondary education to ensure that Qataris are able to contribute to the country’s social and economic goals. The authors describe RAND’s analysis of occupational demand and related post-secondary educational opportunities, and offer recommendations for improving the country’s current provision of post-secondary education.