A key part of the Al Qasimi Foundation’s mission is to conduct and promote high-quality research that will help inform policymakers in Ras Al Khaimah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and broader Gulf region. The Foundation conducts both in-house research and supports external researchers. To this end, the Foundation seeks to build a community of international and locally-based scholars whose research focuses on policy issues relevant to Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE and to promote collaboration among highly recognized international universities and the UAE's public sector. In addition, the Al Qasimi Foundation is committed to promoting evidence-based decision making by connecting policymakers with researchers. As a result, most research undertaken by the Al Qasimi Foundation is applied in nature.