To foster economic research on growth in poor and developing countries the Department for International Development in the UK has provided funding to several organisations focused on economic growth research. Of interest for this study were six individual programmes. The aim of this review was to compare the six programmes over time, against each other, and against relevant benchmarks to capture their performance to date.
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Hepatitis C: Understanding factors that influence the physicians' treatment decisionsAugust 19, 2016
A mixed method study reviewing nexus of factors physicians consider — e.g., clinical, social and behavioural, demographic, physician–experience-related, health and social care systems, regulatory, and policy — when making Hepatitis C treatment decisions; and investigating the comparative influence and importance of specific factors and combinations of factors and the trade-offs implicated in the decisionmaking process.
The role of the 'dark web' in the trade of illicit drugsAugust 5, 2016
The Internet has fundamentally changed ways of doing business, including the operations of illegal markets. RAND Europe was commissioned to investigate the role of the Internet in facilitating the drugs trade, particularly in the Netherlands.
National Trading Standards — Scams Team ReviewAugust 2, 2016
RAND Europe was commissioned by National Trading Standards (NTS) to undertake an independent review of the Scams Team to help inform its future development, delivery and effectiveness. The review included an assessment of the Scams Team in its current form, recommendations for service improvements and future provision in the context of the Consumer Landscape Reforms and recommendations for existing measures and measure of consumer detriment.
Human and Organisational Factors in Major Accident Prevention: A Snapshot of the Academic LandscapeJuly 20, 2016
RAND Europe was tasked by TOTAL E&P Research and Development to identify the types of initiatives that may limit the risk of accidents in the oil and gas sector. RAND Europe examined the role of human and organisational factors in major accident prevention in the oil and gas sector, as well as in nuclear and aviation. This report focuses on insights offered by the academic debate on human and organisational factors in major accident prevention.