Ben Baruch

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M.A. in conflict, security and development, University of Sussex, UK; B.A. in law and society, University of Exeter, UK

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Ben Baruch is an analyst at RAND Europe. His interests lie in evaluation and research of social policy, international affairs, and P/CVE. He is a part-time Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, and holds an M.A. in conflict, security and development and a B.A. in law and society from the University of Exeter, UK.

Honors & Awards

  • Best paper, 2016 conference, European Evaluation Society

Recent Media Appearances

Commentary: Research Europe


  • World map with exclamation points for epicenters for terrorist attack, photo by Infadel/Getty Images

    A New Framework for Evaluating Counter Violent Extremism Projects

    Gathering evidence in the area of counter violent extremism (CVE) is vital, given the increasing role for CVE interventions in the political and security environment. Evaluations of these interventions can play a role in growing this knowledge, by helping the CVE field itself to develop.

    Feb 15, 2019 The RAND Blog

  • People are pictured outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2017.

    The European Commission Is Struggling to Demonstrate 'Value for Money'

    Great work is happening as a result of EU spending and programmes, particularly around democracy, rule of law and human rights. To make sure the trend continues, it is important for the populace to understand the value for money of this work.

    Jun 26, 2017 New Europe

  • Research, Science and Innovation Commissioner-designate Carlos Moedas of Portugal waits for the start of his hearing before the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, at the EU Parliament in Brussels September 30, 2014

    Global Collaboration Needs a Firmer Evidence Base

    Policymakers should carry out a robust evaluation to assess the EU's research collaboration to date and analyze its impacts. This review should also compare the EU's portfolio with the collaborative research achievements of other players in international research. Such evidence would enhance the EU's research procurement strategy.

    Nov 10, 2014 Research Europe