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. 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.

The challenge of international development requires thinking beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and RAND Europe excels in providing interdisciplinary expertise and policy-oriented perspectives. RAND Europe has a long history of developing innovative approaches and methodologies, which we are increasingly asked to apply to the complex problems facing policymakers working in the field of international development.

Our current focus in international development is on:

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