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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
Researchers at the RAND Corporation developed an interactive tool, called sequential basing, to identify robust basing options in regions with recurrent access crises. The tool is demonstrated in this report, which focuses on a post-ISIL context.
The Global Payment Program seeks to improve health care for California's uninsured by providing funds for both traditional and non-traditional services, settings, and providers. This is the report of the midpoint evaluation of the program.
Sep 7, 2018
Justin W. Timbie, Jodi L. Liu, Maria DeYoreo, Denise D. Quigley, Mary Ellen Slaughter, Lesley Baseman, Katherine L. Kahn
Effects associated with early childcare and middle childhood organized activities were examined in a sample of adolescents. Higher quality early childcare AND more epochs of organized activities were linked to higher academic achievement at age 15.
Sep 6, 2018
Deborah L. Vandell, Kenneth T.H. Lee, Anamarie Whitaker, Kim M. Pierce