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2011 Year in Review

Published Jul 23, 2012

by Michael D. Rich

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The RAND Corporation has a straightforward mission: to help improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. To gauge how well we are carrying out this mission, President and CEO Michael Rich considers three sets of questions:

  1. Are we addressing issues at or near the top of the national and international policy agenda?
  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 improvements in policy and decisionmaking?

The 2011 Year in Review offers a year-end assessment of RAND's recent achievements.

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