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Breadth of Multidisciplinary and Global Experience
RAND brings decades of experience conducting both large- and small-scale evaluations and related research studies across the globe, including studies in fragile and conflict-affected regions. Our research spans a wide range of disciplines, from economic and social policy to public health and security. Much of this work focuses on emerging challenges facing regions, governments, and nongovernmental organization (NGOs); such challenges include arresting the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, designing solutions for the global refugee crisis, supporting investments in resilience for energy and flood management systems, and anticipating future security requirements of the government in Afghanistan.
Trusted Partner in Providing Research Support for Reforms
We have a long history of working as a long-term, trusted partner with high-level government entities in supporting civil service reform and related issues, including strategies for private sector development, organizational change and design, and strategic planning. Other clients and funders for our research and analysis include multilateral and bilateral agencies such as the World Bank, USAID, and Britain's Department for International Development (DFID); and foundations and NGOs such as the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. RAND's work for these clients is geared toward providing rigorous research on particular challenges and programs and yielding focused recommendations that decision makers can act upon.
Systematic Data Collection and Analytic Rigor
RAND brings a wealth of expertise in collecting and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative primary data, with high quality assurance standards for appropriate methods and interpretation of findings.
We place a high value on the meaningful engagement of stakeholders throughout the life of a project, especially ones involving significant change that will impact their lives and livelihoods.
Accessible and Actionable Recommendations
RAND is adept at bridging the gap between analytic results and the implications of those results for policy and practice. Our staff has extensive experience working closely with policymakers and conducting cutting-edge research, and that combination means we can help consumers of research—policymakers and other stakeholders—effectively interpret research recommendations to make informed decisions.