Public and charity spending on medical research in the UK stimulates the private sector to spend more on R&D, not less. Each pound of public funding leads to an additional 99 pence investment from the private sector.
Helping mothers get back to work has many benefits. It supports women's economic independence, helps reduce the gender pay gap, and boosts the economy. Perhaps most importantly, it could keep more children out of poverty.
Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) are elected officials in the UK who oversee local policing and crime. Although they have significant, growing powers that affect everyone, public awareness about PCCs is low.
Funding decisions in the UK direct the flow of billions of pounds of public and philanthropic funding but there is little evidence to suggest how to allocate grants to researchers to increase the chances that the work they support changes lives and improves society. New research helps inform funders' strategies.
At a conference in Brussels co-hosted by RAND Europe and Forum Europe, Giacomo Persi Paoli will lead a session on EU migration issues. Other conference topics will include smart borders and public safety and counter-terrorism.
RAND Europe expert Giacomo Persi Paoli participated in a workshop on building capacity for the implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), hosted by the UN Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific in cooperation with the Government of Thailand, on 4-5 April 2016 in Bangkok.
RAND Europe's Hans Pung, Joanna Chataway and Catriona Manville were among the experts Corsham Institute invited to discuss and debate the critical issues we face in making the digital society a reality for everyone. They participated in the annual Thought Leadership programme at St. George's House in Windsor Castle.