Featured Projects

  • Evaluating the World's First Social Impact Bond

    A process evaluation of a new funding mechanism implemented at a prison in the east of England, whereby private investors covered the costs of delivering public services to offenders on release from prison, provides evidence and key lessons on the operation of social impact bonds.

  • Preparing Local Talent for Jobs in the Emerging Energy Sector

    RAND is conducting a multi-method study of the ShaleNET Program, a partnership between energy employers and colleges in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West-Virginia. The program provides sub-baccalaureate training programs for semi-skilled STEM jobs in the energy sector.

  • RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science

    The RAND Center for Applied Network Analysis and System Science applies rigorous network research methods to pressing policy challenges, providing objective solutions based on analytic results.

  • RAND Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty

    The RAND Center for Decision Making under Uncertainty assesses the depth and breadth of uncertainty and risk levers in policy domains and research pathways. DMU researchers develop and apply RAND's collective expertise to serve projects, which require analytical methods, tools and processes to manage decision-making under uncertainty.

  • Examining the Socioeconomic Inclusion of Migrant EU Workers

    The socioeconomic inclusion of migrant EU workers and their families at the local level poses several challenges but also opportunities for society, according to research for the European Commission.

  • The RAND Strategic Rethink Project

    The RAND Strategic Rethink project explores important strategic questions facing the United States, producing a guide for policymakers, citizens, educators, and the media on the most critical global choices and challenges facing the country.

  • RAND Project AIR FORCE

    RAND Project AIR FORCE (PAF) is the product of visionary thinking that led to a RAND-Air Force partnership now approaching its seventh decade. PAF's mission is to conduct an integrated program of objective analysis on issues of enduring concern to Air Force leaders.

  • The Days After a Deal with Iran

    Now that a nuclear agreement has been struck, what will be the implications for U.S. regional strategy, Iran's own foreign policy orientation, the response from regional partners, the global non-proliferation regime, and the role of Congress in implementation of the agreement?

  • CASI Advances Understanding of China Aerospace Capabilities

    The China Aerospace Studies Institute (CASI) is a partnership of Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Air University, and RAND to advance understanding of the capabilities, operating concepts, and limitations of China's aerospace forces.

  • A Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Provides the Best Economic Outcomes

    The Israeli economy stands to gain more than $120 billion over the next decade in a two-state solution, a possible resolution of the long-standing conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Palestinians would gain $50 billion, with average per-capita income rising by about 36 percent.

  • The Future of Anticoagulation to Treat Atrial Fibrillation

    Heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation is becoming increasingly prevalent and will affect more than three percent of the EU's population by 2050. Longer-term thinking, enhanced public awareness, and more thorough engagement among stakeholders are critical components of a strategy to deal with it.

  • RAND Military Workplace Study

    The RAND Military Workplace Study (RMWS) is an independent study of sexual assault and military equal employment opportunity (MEO) violations in the active duty and reserve components of the U.S. military, sponsored by the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Conditional Cash Transfers as a Development Mechanism

    Conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs) are seen as particularly effective in low- and middle-income countries, but relatively little is known about the interface between the supply of services and program administration and specific human development outcomes. RAND Europe assessed the effectiveness of CCTs through a two-year grant from UK Economic Social Research Council and Department for International Development.

  • Measuring the Societal Impact and Value of Research

    Evaluations of the impact element of the UK's Research Excellence Framework 2014 show that researchers can describe the wider societal benefits of their research, and that these impacts can be assessed and compared.

  • RAND Arroyo Center

    RAND Arroyo Center is the United States Army’s sole Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC). Arroyo’s mission is to conduct objective analytic research on major policy concerns emphasizing mid- to long-term policy issues, help the Army improve effectiveness and efficiency, provide short-term assistance on urgent problems, and be a catalyst for needed change.

  • Dispelling Myths About Armed Drones

    Armed drones have raised hopes among some for a transformational weapon to use against U.S. adversaries, and raised concerns among others about proliferation and misuse. However, drones are fundamentally misunderstood; many of the myths about them can be dispelled.

  • Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Children in Memphis

    Through research and policy analysis, RAND is helping the Urban Child Institute (UCI) support the health and well-being of young children in Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee. The partnership focuses on translating research data into positive community action.

  • Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance

    The RAND Center for Corporate Ethics and Governance, or CCEG, is committed to improving public understanding of corporate ethics, law, and governance, and to identifying specific ways that businesses can operate ethically, legally, and profitably at the same time.