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2007 Year in Review

Published Mar 11, 2008

by James A. Thomson

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The RAND Corporation has a straightforward mission: helping to improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. To help us gauge how well we are carrying out this mission, President and CEO Jim Thomson and Executive Vice President Michael Rich ask three sets of questions: (1) Are we addressing issues at or near the top of the national and international policy agenda? Are we helping to shape the agenda? In doing that, do our products and services meet the high standards of quality and objectivity that are RAND’s core values? (2) Is our research and analysis reaching key decisionmakers and the broader public, thereby improving the quality of the policy debate? (3) Have our products and services contributed to significant changes in policy and practice? The 2007 Year in Review offers a year-end assessment of RAND’s recent achievements.

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