RAND Europe News and Events

  • Measuring Impact: How Australia and the UK Are Tackling Research Assessment

    08 Dec 2014

    Manville

    The UK is the first country to attempt to allocate funding based on the wider societal impact of research, and in 2012, a subset of higher education institutions in Australia ran a small-scale pilot exercise to assess impact and understand the potential challenges of the process. What can be learned by comparing the UK and Australian approaches?

  • A Competitive Landscape for Providing Services Is an Opportunity for Evidence-Building, but Who Will Benefit?

    02 Dec 2014

    Rubin, et al.

    In a tight fiscal climate the UK government has been an innovator in ways to fund and deliver effective public services. New funding arrangements present opportunities for developing the evidence base for policy and practice, since they are associated with different types of service providers.

  • The Time Is Ripe for Evidence-Based Child Policy in the UK

    20 Nov 2014

    Janta

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and provides an opportunity to reflect on the progress that has been made and the challenges that remain. Even in the UK there are still children who live in poverty and inequality, who experience violence, and who are not afforded rights on par with their peers.

  • Global Collaboration Needs a Firmer Evidence Base

    10 Nov 2014

    Baruch, et al.

    Policymakers should carry out a robust evaluation to assess the EU's research collaboration to date and its impacts. This review should also compare the EU's portfolio with the achievements of other players in international research. Such evidence would enhance the EU's research procurement strategy.