International Development

RAND Europe views international development as an effort to solve the problems that all societies face, albeit in areas of less economic wealth. The challenge of international development requires thinking beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and we excel in providing interdisciplinary expertise and policy-oriented perspectives.

We are not an international development research institute in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, we believe that evidence-based policies, supported by innovative methodologies, can help to build links between local and global knowledge within developing societies. When that happens, people’s hopes for a brighter and common future are better sustained.

Featured Research

  • Next Steps for UNICEF's Emergency Education Response Programme in Jordan

    An evaluation recommends that UN agencies, donors, partners, and the Jordanian government develop and implement a strategy to manage the influx and education of child refugees. Jordanian and refugee children both will benefit from expanding the Jordanian education system's safety, quality and performance.

Selected Research

  • Analysing the Value for Money of EU Programme Funding for Democracy and Rule of Law

    01 Dec 2016

    The Committee on Budgetary Control of the European Parliament commissioned RAND Europe to conduct an analytical study on the value for money of EU programmes to support democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

  • Supporting Brazilian Regulation to Encourage Private Investment

    09 Nov 2016

    Regulatory frameworks enable a business environment that encourages private investment. Researchers are preparing a roadmap for logistics infrastructure investments for the Brazilian Ministries of Planning and Finance.

  • Assessing the Effectiveness of Conditional Cash Transfers as a Development Mechanism

    02 Nov 2016

    Conditional cash transfer programmes (CCTs) are seen as particularly effective in low- and middle-income countries, but relatively little is known about the interface between the supply of services and programme administration and specific human development outcomes. RAND Europe assessed the effectiveness of CCTs through a two-year grant from UK Economic Social Research Council and Department for International Development.

  • Strategic Review of 3ie, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation

    11 Sep 2016

    RAND Europe examined the past performance of 3ie, considered the possible future trends that will determine the environment within which 3ie might be operating, and explored three scenarios for the future to understand potential future options for 3ie.

  • Supporting the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment in Morocco

    03 Apr 2016

    As part of a larger OECD effort, RAND Europe researchers will analyse the strengths and challenges of Morocco's current approach for teacher appraisal and provide actionable policy recommendations and advice for implementing improvements.

  • Evaluating the Impact of EU R&D into PRNDs

    30 Mar 2016

    A research team from RAND Europe and several other organisations are evaluating the role of EU-funded R&D into poverty-related and neglected diseases, in particular examining contributions to achieving universal health coverage and improving population health in low and middle-income countries.

  • Could the Strengthening of Health Systems in Africa Improve Industrial Development?

    22 Oct 2015

    The performance of health systems is a key determinant of the inclusiveness of economic growth. Exclusionary, poor quality health care worsens impoverishment, while inclusive health care redistributes the benefits of growth toward the poor and ill. With Kenya and Tanzania as case studies, RAND Europe is exploring the extent to which unexploited potential synergies between industrial development and health systems can strengthen and contribute to faster and more inclusive growth.

  • Exploring the Future of Driving in Developing Countries

    14 Oct 2015

    The level of automobility, or travel in personal vehicles, varies among countries. By determining the factors besides economic development that have affected automobility in developed countries, researchers can predict how automobility might evolve in developing countries such as Brazil, Russia, India, and China.