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This brief focuses on the impact that demography may have on income inequality in the 2020-2060 horizon, with a view to helping decision-makers factor demographic change into long term strategies for the reduction of inequality and poverty in Europe.
This report describes a methodology for performing a policy evaluation of the traffic and transport policy of the Netherlands, and demonstrates the methodology in one policy area--personal mobility.
De onderbouwing van DGG-beleid (The Foundation of Freight Policy): Een procesbesschrijving voor het gebruik van beleidsinhoudelijke gegevens (A Process Description for Performance Measurement Within the Policy Process) — 2005
The Dutch Directorate-General for Freight commissioned a process analysis to support implementation of a new budgetary process, which shows that any time during a calendar year there are three different processes interacting and competing for the attention of policymakers: the budgetary, data collection, and policy making processes. These three processes braid together into a complex score of data streams and queries.
Designing a National Standard for Discovery Metadata: Improving Access to Digital Information in the Dutch Government — 2005
Presents the results of a project to evaluate the issues involved in introducing a nationwide standard for metadata to describe online government information in the Netherlands and to propose such a standard, based on the Dublin Core (DC) metadata standard. This report presents the results of our analysis, organized according to the three major phases in which the project was conducted.
Developing Transport Demand Models: State-of-Practice Tools to Enable Detailed Assessment of Transport Policy — 2007
This brief summarises how RAND Europe's modelling team develops state-of-practice tools to enable detailed assessment of transport policy over large areas. These tools assist transport authorities across the globe in mitigating congestion and the environmental hazards that result from traffic.
Development of a European Crime Report: Improving safety and justice with existing crime and criminal justice data — 2011
The European Commission seeks to develop a European Crime Report (ECR) to improve understanding of the EU crime and justice situation. RAND Europe researched the analytical and operational challenges and opportunities to developing an ECR.
Development of a Proxy Wealth Index for Women Utilizing Emergency Obstetric Care in Bangladesh — 2007
The proxy wealth index offers potential as a pragmatic and quick means of assessing poverty status in a busy hospital setting.
Differences Between Military and Commercial Shipbuilding: Implications for the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence — 2005
Can the United Kingdom’s shipbuilding industry compete more broadly in commercial or foreign military markets? Based on literature reviews and their surveys and interviews of major shipyards, RAND researchers look at the current and past trends of shipbuilding worldwide and the primary differences between “military” and “commercial” shipbuilding. They find that any transition for UK shipbuilders outside current domestic production would not come easily.
Digital objects are a critical component of scholarly research, but stakeholders show an alarming lack of concern about preserving digital data accurately. How will research findings be communicated in the future, and how true to the original look, feel and behaviour of these publications will digital archives need to be?
This paper offers a critical overview of the full spectrum of household discrete choice-based automobile demand models.
Discrete choice modelling: Methods for understanding why people make the choices that they do — 2007
Understanding what drives people's choices and how these choices may change is critical for developing effective policy. This brief describes discrete choice modelling which provides an analytical framework to understand choice decisions.
This report reviews academic and grey literature on disease management evaluation methods and metrics to identify key conceptual, methodological and analytical challenges and possible solutions to assess effects of such complex health interventions.
DISMEVAL Developing and validating disease management evaluation methods for European healthcare systems: Final report — 2012
The report presents the overall findings of work carried out within the DISMEVAL project. It reviews approaches to chronic care in Europe and reports on methods and metrics for the evaluation of disease management interventions in six countries.
Companion volume to main report A Seminar Game to Analyze Regional Governance Options for Portugal (RAND Europe Report RE 98.017.1)
Do employers need the skills they want? : evidence from technical work
What can governments do to address the demographic challenge? RAND Europe examines population ageing: consequences and possible solutions.
Does integrated care deliver the benefits expected? Findings from 16 integrated care pilot initiatives in England — 2013
RAND Europe co-led an evaluation of 16 varied pilot projects initiated by the Department of Health (England) as a means to explore new ways of integrating patient care from different local provider.
Does the Commission's Report Adequately Address the Key Issues of the Demographic Future of Europe? — 2007
The authors begin a discourse on the demographic future of Europe.
How can planners anticipate new choices by road users? RAND Europe examines induced traffic effects.
The purpose of the PbR Pilots is to develop and test out new approaches to the commissioning and delivery of drugs and alcohol recovery systems that reward achievement of this outcome.
"Echte kanjers verdienen beter": Een analyse van de financiering van de grote onderzoeksfaciliteiten van TNO en de GTIs — 2006
In order to increase the effectiveness of large technological institutes in the Netherlands, additional revenues or government support are needed to provide good access to facilities for universities and researchers, to realise a high-quality infrastructure, and to create a level playing field. This report provides recommendations for the government and large technological institutes to realise a sustainable model for market-driven financing.
Een open dakraam: Voor de verbouwing tot integrale Raad voor de Transportveiligheid [Room in the Attic: An Integral Dutch Transportation Safety Board] — 1999
This study was conducted for the Dutch Transportation and Safety Board (RvTV), in order to analyze the differences which exist between the legal organizational plan of the RvTV and the actual execution of the plan. Thus, it is a comparison between the way in which the RvTV "should look like" and the way in which it "actually looks like". The study identifies the major problems in the law establishing the RvTV. These problems have hindered the full implementation of the Integral model of the Transportation Safety Board.
Elderly Mobility: Demographic and Spatial Analysis of Trip Making in the Hamilton CMA, Canada — 2007
The focus of this paper is on the topic of elderly trip generation and the development of models to help formalise some important relationships between trip-making behaviour and personal, household and contextual variables (such as location).