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This study evaluates the performance of Lima, Peru's current drought management plan against future droughts and proposes augmentations, and it recommends ways to ensure that the drought management plan performs will in the uncertain future.
May 14, 2019
David G. Groves, Laura Bonzanigo, James Syme, Nathan Lee Engle, Ivan Rodriguez Cabanillas
Changing patterns in drug use and supply can affect the well-being and development of Asian countries in many ways. RAND researchers discuss the shifting drug policy landscape in Asia, with a special focus on the Philippines, Thailand, and China.
The authors assess the relative importance of component status relative to a number of potential determinants of operational effectiveness, including but not limited to unit type, training level, experience in country, and associated costs and risk.
May 13, 2019
Craig A. Bond, M. Wade Markel, Olesya Tkacheva, Richard E. Darilek, Robert G. Fix, Bryan W. Hallmark, Henry A. Leonard, Duncan Long, Todd Nichols
RAND researchers evaluated the U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD's) Language Training Center Program, which partners with institutions of higher education to train DoD personnel in language, culture, and regional area studies.
Report introduces a new index, the TRACE Matrix, for business bribery risk assessment. The index provides a quick and useful guide for businesses operating overseas based on a conceptual model of bribery risk and supported by data specific to firms.
May 13, 2019
Karlyn D. Stanley, Elvira N. Loredo, Nicholas Burger, Jeremy N. V. Miles, Clinton W. Saloga
The Food Standards Agency engaged RAND Europe to design an approach to strategic surveillance for the UK food system. The study team produced an end-to-end approach, identified implementation steps and considered their impact and feasibility.
This report presents a quantitative assessment of how news presentation has changed over time and how it varies across platforms from more-objective event- and context-based reporting to more-subjective reporting that includes more emotional appeals.
May 13, 2019
Jennifer Kavanagh, William Marcellino, Jonathan S. Blake, Shawn Smith, Steven Davenport, Mahlet G. Tebeka
In December 2017, the RAND Corporation conducted a tabletop exercise on air operations across the boundaries between geographic combatant commands. This report describes the exercise's design, key insights from our analysis, and recommendations.
May 9, 2019
Elizabeth M. Bartels, Adam R. Grissom, Russell Hanson, Christopher A. Mouton
Based on all hospitals analyzed in this report, RAND Corporation researchers found that the prices paid to hospitals by private employer-sponsored health plans rose from 236 percent of Medicare reimbursement rates in 2015 to 241 percent in 2017.
This report examines how changing the way in which the Army executes mobilization and contingency planning can affect the ratio of reserve component to active component units deploying in the early weeks of a major crisis.
May 8, 2019
Michael E. Linick, Igor Mikolic-Torreira, Katharina Ley Best, Alexander Stephenson, Jeremy M. Eckhause, Isaac Baruffi, Christopher M. Carson, Eric J. Duckworth, Melissa Bauman
An evaluation of a 'telephone first' approach, where patients requesting a general practitioner appointment are asked to speak to a GP on the telephone first. The review included practice comparisons, plus patient and staff surveys.
May 8, 2019
Jennifer Newbould, Sarah Ball, Gary A. Abel, Matthew Barclay, Tray Brown, Jennie Corbett, Brett Doble, Marc N. Elliott, Josephine Exley, Anna Knack, Adam Martin, Emma Pitchforth, Catherine L. Saunders, Ed Wilson, Eleanor Winpenny, Miaoqing Yang, Martin Roland
This report describes the specific technological, doctrinal, and budgetary gaps between the stated strategic and defense policies of the United States and the resources and capabilities that would be required to implement those policies successfully.
May 7, 2019
Timothy M. Bonds, Michael J. Mazarr, James Dobbins, Michael J. Lostumbo, Michael Johnson, David A. Shlapak, Jeffrey Martini, Scott Boston, Cristina L. Garafola, John IV Gordon, Sonni Efron, Paul S. Steinberg, Yvonne K. Crane, Daniel M. Norton
Many of U.S. Transportation Command's peacetime movements are crucial preparation for wartime. But some customers think that costs are too high. This report analyzes cost recovery to better align customer peacetime decisions with the wartime mission.
This report describes the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's National Survey of Health Attitudes, part of the foundation's efforts to build a Culture of Health in America, and provides the survey text and summary statistics.
May 1, 2019
Katherine Grace Carman, Anita Chandra, Sarah Weilant, Carolyn Miller, Margaret Tait
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