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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 2012 Year in Review offers a year-end assessment of RAND's recent achievements.

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The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.