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This report examines the history of strategic planning efforts in the U.S. Air Force. Ultimately, this report argues that the Air Force still needs strategic planning, but perhaps not in its current form.
The Leahy laws prohibit U.S. assistance to foreign security forces that have committed gross violations of human rights. This report analyzes the vetting process that helps the Department of Defense implement these laws and recommends improvements.
Feb 17, 2017
Michael McNerney, Jonah Blank, Becca Wasser, Jeremy Boback, Alexander Stephenson
This executive summary presents the key findings of the fiscal year (FY) 2016 assessment of the Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project mandated in the National Defense Authorization Act of FY 2011.
Feb 15, 2017
Jennifer Lamping Lewis, Laura Werber, Cameron Wright, Irina Danescu, Jessica J. Hwang, Lindsay Daugherty
We assessed investments in early childhood programs in New Hampshire, summarizing benefits and economic returns of three early intervention strategies and estimating costs and benefits of statewide investments in programs for at-risk children.
This report documents the need for early childhood investment in New Hampshire; examines evidence of effectiveness for high-quality home visiting, child care, and preschool programs; and estimates economic returns in the state for effective programs.
Police body-worn cameras (BWCs) are an increasingly prominent research area in criminal justice. This trend mirrors current practice, with more and more law enforcement agencies implementing or procuring BWCs. This article offers a more robust theoretical composition for the causal mechanisms that can explain the efficacy of BWCs.
Feb 13, 2017
Barak Ariel, Alex Sutherland, Darren Henstock, Josh Young, Gabriela Sosinski
This article shares learning from the experience of conducting a participatory, real-time, âtheory drivenâ evaluation of the African Institutions Initiative, a Wellcome Trust-funded programme that aimed to build sustainable health research capacity in Africa at institutional and network levels, across seven research consortia.
Feb 13, 2017
Sonja Marjanovic, Gavin Cochrane, Enora Robin, Nelson Sewankambo, Alex Ezeh, Nyirenda Moffat, Bassirou Bonfoh, Mark Rweyemamu, Joanna Chataway
Biomedical research can have impacts on patient care at research-active hospitals. We qualitatively evaluated the impact of the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (Oxford BRC), a university-hospital partnership, on the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare in local hospitals.
Feb 10, 2017
Catherine Lichten, Grace Marsden, Alexandra Pollitt, Vasiliki Kiparoglou, Keith M. Channon, Jon Sussex