About the RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

At RAND, we have earned our reputation for excellence through our focus on:

  • Research and Analysis

    RAND's research and analysis addresses issues that impact people around the world including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. Much of this research is carried out on behalf of public and private grantors and clients.

  • Quality and Objectivity

    All RAND work—every publication, database, or major briefing—is held to a rigorous review process; this dedication to quality forms the foundation of RAND's impeccable reputation throughout the world.

  • Critical Challenges

    We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address.

  • Accessibility

    RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest and to making our work accessible to people throughout the world. Each year, more than 5 million research products are downloaded from RAND.org by audiences that include policymakers, academics, and the general public.

RAND at a Glance

Our People

  • 1,700Staff

    Our people bring a diverse range of professional and educational experiences and cultural backgrounds to their project teams.

  • 47Countries

    With locations in North America and Europe, RAND attracts top talent from almost four dozen nations.

  • 65Languages

    Many of our people are multilingual. Languages spoken include Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

  • 57%Hold Doctorates

    Well over half our research staff of ~800 hold one or more doctorates—and another 29 percent hold one or more master's degrees—in a vast array of disciplines.

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  • Vision

    At RAND, we bring together the finest researchers in the world and utilize the very best analytical tools and methods to develop objective policy solutions. We deliver fact-based, actionable solutions grounded in rigorous analysis. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan and committed to the public interest.

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  • Quality Standards

    RAND prides itself on its ethical and professional standards; these values form the cornerstone of our reputation as a research institution, and also informs RAND's course, from institutional priorities down to the conduct of individual research staff. Learn more about the principles which have shaped who we are today.

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  • Contacts and locations

    The RAND Corporation is a global organization with offices throughout the world. Follow the links below to contact our staff or find out location information.

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  • Jobs

    RAND provides an exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We hire highly qualified applicants and provide challenging assignments. Diversity is an essential operating principle at RAND. We look for unique backgrounds, original views and diversity in academic training, work experience, and ideological outlook. We are committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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History

RAND was established almost 70 years ago to strengthen public policy through research and analysis.  Over seven decades, our research teams have answered the difficult questions and generated actionable insights by combining the very best analytical tools and methods with a distinct, interdisciplinary approach.

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