A series of social innovation pilot projects across Europe aim to support the growth of European social finance markets and the development of capacities within social business and young entrepreneurship. RAND Europe and Ecorys are evaluating these pilots and hosting a series of interactive workshops.
As the security on the iPhone better protects users from criminals, it also excels at keeping law enforcement from accessing the data. The dispute between the FBI and Apple over unlocking the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino attackers continues but the real debate is about whether society wants legislation that weakens iPhone security for law enforcement.
The report describes the underlying method of collaborative logic-model development and application and frames the approach in generalizable step-by-step terms, drawing from research and analysis conducted with the Federal Voting Assistance Program.
Economic development is likely to remain a key component of U.S. contingency operations. Assessing the activities of the Task Force for Business and Stability Operations in Afghanistan offers insights for similar projects in the future.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program is creating a clearer, shared understanding of its mission; building trust and strengthening its relationships with its stakeholders; and embracing a culture and principles of effectiveness.
This Perspective revisits an earlier critique of ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard and explains in detail why ProPublica's subsequent rebuttal of our work fails to address our methodological concerns about the Surgeon Scorecard.
This report documents logic models detailing elements of the Coast Guard's missions, examines existing metrics, and proposes potential metrics that could improve on or complement existing metrics, together with a framework for applying the metrics.
This report documents the Federal Voting Assistance Program's efforts to align its strategy and operations to better serve its mission and stakeholders, and set its own course, greet change, and communicate its role in the voting community.
There is no tradeoff between recognizing the serious methodological problems in the ProPublica Surgeon Scorecard, improving the Scorecard, and encouraging providers to release their own data. All three can and should be done simultaneously.
ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard displays "Adjusted Complication Rates" for named surgeons for eight surgical procedures performed in hospitals. This perspective critiques the methods of the Scorecard and identifies opportunities for improvement.
RAND Europe and RAND researchers design a system through which The Research Council of Oman can measure the performance and impact of its funded research today and in the future. The team also collected data to set a baseline for a subset of the performance and impact indicators developed for the system.
Higher education institutions exist in a competitive marketplace. Strategic planning can help them maintain stability and respond constructively to external threats. We identify factors that promote or impede planning process success.
The United States is vulnerable to export restrictions that limit access to raw materials that are critical to manufacturing. This can hinder the competitiveness of U.S. manufactures and create pressure to move manufacturing out of the country. But there are ways to address the potential for supply disruptions of critical materials.