‘Dubai Policy Review’ launches

DUBAI, 27th January, 2019 (WAM) — The Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government (MBRSG) has launched the ‘Dubai Policy Review’ on day one of MBRSG’s third annual UAE Public Policy Forum, currently taking place at the InterContinental Festival City, under the theme ‘Accelerating SDGs Implementation: Future Policy Roadmap’.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, wrote the introduction to the inaugural issue of the magazine – the first publication of its kind in the region, focusing on public policies written by and for decision makers, experts, academics, and thought leaders.

The first issue includes a series of in-depth thought leadership articles, exploring various subjects pertaining to sustainability and leadership in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. While one article focuses on soft power and its role in the future of power in the digital age, another asks how the sustainable development goals, SDGs, can be achieved and what strategic policy directions must be adopted to achieve that objective.

Issue one goes on to investigate Singapore’s secret to success, as well as the “wicked nature” of the digital transformation from a policy perspective, before examining – in a piece developed in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UNDESA, – how a digital government can accelerate the SDGs. The expert-produced content also looks into digital participation, exploring whether it can serve as a universal remedy to public administration woes.

A piece penned by specialists from the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, ESCWA), asks the question: Can open government be implemented in the Arab World? Also, an article contributed by the World Bank investigates the policy challenges for a digital economy in the Arab region.

In its first issue, the Dubai Policy Review casts the great financial crisis in a new light, exploring how it can prepare the nation for the next crisis. Furthermore, the magazine urges readers to rethink public innovation, beyond the confines of just the Government, while a piece developed in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, OECD, brings the focus back to Government innovation, highlighting global trends to look forward to in 2019.

The Dubai Policy Review falls under the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to promote the governments of the future in the region and the world, build the knowledge economy, upgrade Government performance, ensure governments’ readiness to address future challenges, and to channel efforts towards achieving wide-scale sustainable developments.

The magazine is available in English and Arabic on the Dubai Policy Review website.

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