MBRSG launches first specialised analytical study showcasing UAE experience in public policy and governance

DUBAI — The Mohammed bin Rashid School of Government, MBRSG, the research and education institution specialising in public policy in the Arab world, has launched its academic book ‘UAE Public Policy Perspectives’.

UAE Public Policy Perspectives is a first-of-its kind analysis, comprising 20 chapters and prepared by 20 local and international academics. The book highlights the pioneering and unique experience of the UAE in several strategic areas, most importantly leadership planning and implementation, governance, economy, and sustainable development.

It explains how these policies have been implemented under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al NahyanM and the continuous follow-up by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

The book focuses on the UAE public policy and presents several case studies that provide insights into the UAE leadership, the areas the government has prioritised, and how these contribute to achieving the goals of UAE Vision 2021. It includes insights on provocative topics by thought leaders including Sheikha Lubna bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of State for Tolerance, Fadi Ghandour, Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Aramex and Managing Partner of Wamda Capital, and Christopher M. Schroeder, Venture Investor and Author. The book also reviews the most pressing government-led plans, including preparing for a post-oil economy and sustainable development.

Commenting on the book launch, Dr. Ali Sebaa Al Marri, Executive President of MBRSG, said, “The UAE Public Policy Perspectives, holds significant importance, as it is the first analytical academic study to provide a holistic overview of the trends and activities of government over the past decades, during which the leaders of the UAE have demonstrated continued excellence in the fields of governance and where the state has proven its ability to achieve long-term strategic objectives.”

“The UAE, under its wise leadership, has become a beacon to guide other countries in formulating and adapting successful policies in response to the rapid regional and international changes taking place throughout the world,” he added.

Professor Raed Al Awamleh, Dean of MBRSG, said, “The book documents and explains the mechanisms and polices of the UAE which have attracted international attention due to the high achievements of the government, especially through its focus on innovation, its anticipation of future trends, and its adoption of policies based on international best practice but tailored to suit the UAE’s unique environment and society.”

Source: Emirates News Agency