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  • Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi | Annual Report | Al Qasimi Foundation | Ras Al Khaimah | Emirati

    Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research 2015 Annual Report

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 28, 2016

    The Al Qasimi Foundation spent 2015 investing in its research and programmatic endeavors, deepening and widening our engagement in issues related to education, public health, and urban development. While pursuing these focus areas, though, we also took a closer look at our relationships with stakeholders, who motivate us and help us to remain committed to research and development initiatives.

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  • Higher education | International education | Ras Al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates | UAE

    International and Commercial Higher Education in Ras Al Khaimah: Policies, Problems, and Promise

    Lee Rensimer
    December 16, 2015

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rapidly growing as an international hub for higher education. The tertiary education sector of Ras Al Khaimah has expanded through a combination of public investment and educational zoning policies designed to attract foreign providers who are offering affordable higher education opportunities to the UAE’s expatriate residents. The increase in commercialized international providers introduces a range of regulatory issues, including the need for quality assurance, data reporting, accountability, and sustainability.

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  • Cheating | Arab youth | Students | Ethics | United Arab Emirates | UAE

    To Cheat or Not to Cheat: Evidence on Ethical Decision-Making From a Study of Arab Youth

    Calvert W. Jones
    November 30, 2015

    How do young people make judgments about what is right and ethical? The challenge of cultivating ethical citizens is one that every community faces, yet it has received only limited research attention in the Arab world. This paper summarizes much of what we know about how youth engage in ethical decision-making, with an emphasis on educational settings in which students are confronted with the question of whether to cheat or not.

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  • Healthcare | Health care | Ras Al Khaimah | Dubai | United Arab Emirates | UAE

    Hub Healthcare: Medical Travel and Health Equity in the UAE

    Sarath Ganji
    November 03, 2015

    In 2010, the government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spent a quarter of its total healthcare budget to send its citizens abroad for medical treatment. These patients are participants in a phase of globalization referred to as “medical travel.” Their movement coincides with the cross-border flow of health services, professionals, and companies, shaping a global industry. This paper provides evidence, based on the examples of Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah, that medical travel presents the UAE with a mix of equity benefits and harms.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates | UAE | Urban planning | Community | Development | Research

    Fact Sheet: Urban Planning in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    August 31, 2015

    This document provides an overview of the urban development projects that have occurred and are being planned within the UAE and particularly in Ras Al Khaimah, addressing industrial development, demographics, environmental issues, sustainability, and infrastructure considerations. For those interested in learning more about regional urban planning or in conducting research on the region, relevant sources are also cataloged.

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  • Private Education | Students | Qatar | United Arab Emirates | UAE | Education

    Who Benefits from Private Education in the UAE and Qatar?

    Natasha Ridge, Susan Kippels, Soha Shami, Samar Farah
    June 10, 2015

    Over the last three decades, continued expatriate population growth across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar has created an unprecedented demand for private education. However, a combination of a lack of affordable private education options, monopolistic behaviors of private education providers, and a mix of government regulations have resulted in serious issues surrounding access and quality. This policy paper presents the nature and implications of private school provision for access and equity in K-12 education in the UAE and Qatar.

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  • Teachers | English | Gender | Ras Al Khaimah | United Arab Emirates | UAE | Research

    Who Teaches English in Ras Al Khaimah? Implications for the Recruitment and Development of Male English Teachers

    Cambria Dodd Russell
    May 17, 2015

    This policy paper describes some key characteristics of the male English teachers working in government schools in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and discusses the policy implications of this information. The data and analysis presented are the result of a research study conducted during the 2012-2013 academic year.

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  • Job satisfaction | Emirati | Private Sector | United Arab Emirates | UAE | Emiratization

    Exploring Under-Representation of Young Emirati Adults in the UAE Private Sector by Examining Emirati Job Satisfaction

    Georgia Daleure, Al Shareef Zain
    April 26, 2015

    This study examined Emirati job satisfaction using an online survey to understand Emirati under-employment in the private sector. To date, double-digit Emirati youth unemployment has plagued the UAE even though it is a regional economic leader whose private sector has the potential to create tens of thousands of new jobs each year. The saturated public sector is so vastly preferred by Emiratis that many of them avoid working in the private sector despite abundant opportunities there, even when prolonged unemployment is a consequence.

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  • Public Health | United Arab Emirates | Ras Al Khaimah | FAQ | Research

    Fact Sheet: Public Health in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    March 25, 2015

    As the UAE's population continues to expand rapidly, public health care represents an important priority for the nation. This document introduces readers to the medical and health landscape of the country, with a closer look at Ras Al Khaimah. It examines public and private health care establishments, medical infrastructure, and leading health concerns, while providing a comparison of the health systems of the UAE and other developed nations.

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  • Al Qasimi Foundation | Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi | Ras Al Khaimah | Annual Report

    Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research 2014 Annual Report

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 23, 2015

    2014 has been a remarkable year for the Al Qasimi Foundation, and we are proud to present this annual report, which highlights the Foundation’s recent accomplishments and celebrates its fifth year of dedication to the development of Ras Al Khaimah.

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