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Presents a risk assessment methodology that can be used to identify the greatest risks to homeland security and support prioritization of U.S. Department of Homeland Security mission elements as part of DHS planning processes.
Sep 19, 2018
Henry H. Willis, Mary Tighe, Andrew Lauland, Liisa Ecola, Shoshana R. Shelton, Meagan L. Smith, John G. Rivers, Kristin J. Leuschner, Terry Marsh, Daniel M. Gerstein
This paper was first to consider the effects of India's tariff liberalization on the entire manufacturing industry, both small, informal firms and large, formal firms. The overall effect of the trade reforms is increased productivity in both sectors.
The authors examine whether a Total Force (rather than component-specific) service commitment with increased service commitment lengths could reduce or eliminate projected pilot shortages in the Air Force.
This study presents metrics to help work out what Tommy's should measure and how Tommy's should report impact. The aim is to work out how each contributes to Tommy's desired outcomes, namely the reduction of stillbirth, preterm birth and miscarriage.
Sep 17, 2018
Advait Deshpande, Susan Guthrie, Carla Cox, Adam Bertscher
The Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation is required to perform a broad set of cost analysis duties related to major defense acquisition programs but does not always have the resources to fulfill its duties.
Sep 17, 2018
Michael Boito, Tim Conley, Joslyn Fleming, Alyssa Ramos, Katherine Anania
Ammonia emissions in the UK have been rising since 2013, with the main source being agriculture. The impacts on biodiversity are significant and together with the costs to human health could be equivalent to over £700m per year in the UK by 2020.
Sep 16, 2018
Susan Guthrie, Sarah Giles, Fay Dunkerley, Hadeel Tabaqchali, Amelia Harshfield, Becky Ioppolo, Catriona Manville
Q is an initiative is led by the Health Foundation to connect people working in quality improvement across the UK healthcare system. This is the interim report of RAND Europe's independent evaluation of the Q initiative from 2016 to 2020.
Sep 14, 2018
Tom Ling, Katherine Stewart, Bryn Garrod, Lucy Hocking, Jennifer Newbould, Cloé Gendronneau
RAND Europe led a formative evaluation to understand if the Q Improvement Lab is likely to become an effective, valuable way of developing ideas or interventions to support positive change at multiple levels of the health and care system.
U.S. security-sector assistance has a mixed record in Africa. RAND experts offer recommendations to promote the success of such assistance in Africa. The recommendations focus on strategies, programs, and their assessment, monitoring, and evaluation.
Sep 13, 2018
Stephen Watts, Kimberly Jackson, Sean Mann, Stephen Dalzell, Trevor Johnston, Matthew Lane, Michael J. McNerney, Andrew Brooks
A RAND Corporation study used statistical models to evaluate the impact that U.S.-provided SSA has had on political violence in Africa -- in particular, the incidence of civil wars and insurgencies, terrorist attacks, and state repression.
Sep 13, 2018
Stephen Watts, Trevor Johnston, Matthew Lane, Sean Mann, Michael J. McNerney, Andrew Brooks
In this report, RAND researchers analyze options and recommend changes to improve the sustainability of security sector assistance in African partner nations, deriving insights from the development community.
Sep 13, 2018
Stephen Watts, Kimberly Jackson, Sean Mann, Stephen Dalzell
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