Divisions, Institutes, Centers, Programs, and Projects
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RAND research is conducted on a uniquely broad front, assisting decisionmakers, public officials, and private-sector leaders at all levels. Research and analysis is carried out by five divisions that address social and economic policy issues, both in the United States and overseas; by three federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) that focus on national security policy issues; and by RAND Europe, an independently chartered RAND affiliate.
All RAND divisions adhere to the same commitment to high-quality, rigorous analysis and objectivity that has secured RAND's reputation for excellence. Often, several RAND divisions collaborate to conduct work on a specific issue or research area.
RAND divisions contain a number of specialized centers, projects and programs in keeping with the division's mission and focus.