RAND Featured Research and Projects

  • A group of teachers looking at data, photo by SolStock/Getty Images

    Teachers Find Value in National Educator Survey Data

    Oct 10, 2019

    More than 80 percent of teachers reported that their peers' responses to surveys about topics like social and emotional learning and curriculum would be useful. Those in higher-poverty schools were more likely to report that data on many topics would be useful for improving their instruction.

  • Sacramento Capitol Building, California, USA

    The RAND State Firearm Law Database

    Oct 10, 2019

    As part of the Gun Policy in America initiative, RAND developed a longitudinal data set of state and District of Columbia firearm laws from 1979 to 2016 to support improved analysis and understanding of the effects of gun laws.

  • Laborers walk on a bridge near the 450-megawatt hydropower project at Baglihar Dam on the Chenab river which flows from Indian Kashmir into Pakistan, October 10, 2008, photo by Amit Gupta/Reuters

    India and Pakistan Could Better Manage Shared Air and Water Resources

    Oct 9, 2019

    Infrastructure development along shared water resources and air pollution from agricultural burning are heightening tensions between India and Pakistan. But these issues should be seen as an opportunity for cooperation to improve the health and well-being of the region's population.

  • 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

  • Sacramento Capitol Building, California, USA

    The RAND State Firearm Law Database

    Oct 10, 2019

    As part of the Gun Policy in America initiative, RAND developed a longitudinal data set of state and District of Columbia firearm laws from 1979 to 2016 to support improved analysis and understanding of the effects of gun laws.