RAND Investment in People and Ideas

This research in the public interest was supported by RAND, using discretionary funds made possible by the generosity of RAND's donors and the fees earned on client-funded research. For information about giving opportunities, see Support RAND.

  • Report

    Operations, Compliance, and Accountability in Corporate Political Spending

    Jun 23, 2016

    Relatively few companies have implemented compliance mechanisms and programs in support of their corporate political spending. A roundtable symposium considered key questions in operations, compliance, ethics, and transparency in political disclosure.

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    Prospects for Russia's Economic Growth

    Jun 22, 2016

    Without major policy changes, the Russian economy will grow slowly in the medium term, even if world market prices for oil rebound sharply. However, returning to policies that Russia has pursued in the recent past could lead to substantially higher rates of growth.

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    U.S. International Economic Strategy in a Turbulent World

    Jun 21, 2016

    The United States stands to gain more from strengthening global institutions and engaging with the world's growing economic powers than from pulling back.

Contributing to the Public Good: Sponsoring Individual Projects

Private donors have made a significant contribution to the public interest in recent years by funding individual research projects at RAND, including

Foundations have also played an important role in advancing RAND's research agenda, with such projects as

  • Reframing the debate about the benefits of the arts and other arts-related research (The Wallace Foundation)
  • Studying the way legal and regulatory policymaking affect small businesses and entrepreneurship (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation)
  • Examining early childhood education, including research into the potential effects of universal preschool programs (The David and Lucille Packard Foundation)
  • Improving geriatric health care through interdisciplinary research centers (The John A. Hartford Foundation)