RAND Featured Research and Projects

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    Climate Change and U.S. Security in the Arctic

    Sep 19, 2019

    The Arctic's ongoing changes in climate promote both challenges and opportunities. These are influenced by technology, economic, and other factors. Why does climate change in the Arctic matter? And what does the United States need to do about it from a security perspective?

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    The U.S. Workforce Development and Employment System Needs an Overhaul

    Sep 19, 2019

    Despite globalization, technology, and demographic changes, the U.S. approach to education, training, and workforce development still operates on a 20th-century model. Americans need a system that provides multiple on-ramps for transitioning individuals to access opportunities and suitably matches workers and jobs.

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    Is Civic Engagement Related to Health?

    Sep 18, 2019

    Is there a connection between health and/or well-being and civic activities like voting and volunteering? Is health a cause of civic engagement, a consequence of it, or both? A review of the current scientific literature finds the links and identifies where further research is needed.

  • Opioids Uncharted

    Opioids Uncharted: Mapping America's Opioid Crisis

    A RAND initiative to map the underexplored consequences of America's opioid crisis—and discover big-picture solutions.

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    Evaluation of Drug and Alcohol "Payment by Results" Pilots

    RAND Europe conducted an independent evaluation of the UK Department of Health's drug and alcohol recovery payment-by-results pilots to determine whether market forces can encourage the development of better recovery programs.

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    Supporting the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition

    Since 2014, RAND Europe has designed and run surveys, analysed results, and provided customised reports to organisations that participate in the annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace competition. The contest’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.

RAND-Initiated Research

  • A 3D printer making a wrench with bright green filament, photo by wsf-f/Adobe Stock

    The U.S. Workforce Development and Employment System Needs an Overhaul

    Sep 19, 2019

    Despite globalization, technology, and demographic changes, the U.S. approach to education, training, and workforce development still operates on a 20th-century model. Americans need a system that provides multiple on-ramps for transitioning individuals to access opportunities and suitably matches workers and jobs.