Following RAND Europe's evaluation of the Research Excellence Framework submission process, the four UK higher education funding bodies have commissioned an evaluation of the assessment process for the impact element of the REF 2014.
Employment, Education, Social Policy and Population Research
RAND Europe recognises the significant challenges European countries face in delivering sustainable and inclusive economic growth. We provide research and analysis which informs employment, education and social policy. Specifically we look at ways
- workforce and employment policies secure labour market participation,
- education and skills systems build human capital,
- social policies protect the most vulnerable and enable their contribution to society, and
- population dynamics and policy interact and how societies are impacted.
We use our interdisciplinary and international research, analysis, and advice in all phases of the public policy cycle, from informing policy options and undertaking reviews of the evidence to performance monitoring and impact evaluation.
More information about each is available in the Filter by Topic section below.
Research on Employment
European policymakers need to see the big picture when considering policy priorities. RAND Europe has been at the forefront of creating an evidence base on what works in employment policy and provides the tools needed to effectively use it.
Research on Education
Building on the extensive experience of education research conducted at the RAND Corporation, RAND Europe's research and analysis seeks strengthen knowledge-based economies by better understanding both the delivery and uptake of educational opportunities.
Research on Social Policy
RAND Europe's work in social policy focuses on understanding what works in social policy, helping policymakers to design better social safety nets, to examine pressing social issues, and trialing future policy interventions through innovative methods.
Research on Population and Demographics
Population and Demographics
RAND Europe has built up a body of work that identifies the consequences for public policy and analyses the causes and impacts of demographic developments and migration.