Mental illness is increasing among the working-age population in the United Kingdom and is associated with high economic and social costs; it is one of the leading reasons that people claim sickness benefits.
In much of Europe, local authorities receive taxpayer funds to enforce national and European regulations and ensure that food and workplaces are safe, companies trade fairly, and the environment is clean. RAND Europe developed an impact dashboard to help these local regulators show when and how they deliver value for money.
Prepositioning of war reserve materiel is essential to rapid deployment of U.S. forces, but the existing centralized storage posture is not well suited to unpredictable deployments. Would dispersed storage be a better option?
Many state workers' compensation systems face significant challenges as medical and administrative costs have risen. California sought RAND advice in improving its system to save both public and private funds, while also improving the quality of care for injured workers.