RAND Europe Research

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Latest Research

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    Examining child participation in EU political and democratic life

    22 Feb 2021

    An examination of how children participate in decision-making processes across the EU — including at the member state and local level — highlights both challenges and opportunities for improvement. The most successful schemes to promote children’s participation are inclusive, impactful and child-led, but societal views and attitudes can present barriers.

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    Sexuality education across the European Union

    22 Feb 2021

    This policy memo maps the existing evidence and research on the nature of sexuality education that young people across the European Union receive.

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    Analysing the relationship between Sparx Maths and maths outcomes

    16 Feb 2021

    Time spent using and actively working in Sparx Maths is positively and significantly associated with higher outcomes in maths for all students, but access alone — ignoring usage — did not have any effects.

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    Understanding industry contributions to the fight against antimicrobial resistance

    12 Feb 2021

    The AMR Industry Alliance brings together over 100 biotechnology, diagnostic, generics and research-based biopharmaceutical companies and trade associations in the fight against AMR. RAND Europe has been commissioned by the AMR Industry Alliance to assess the progress of its members in contributing to tackling AMR.

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    Understanding the financial ecosystem surrounding the development of medicines

    12 Feb 2021

    To enable governments to make more informed policy decisions that optimise value for their citizens, while at the same time appropriately reimbursing innovators, researchers are exploring the evidence base on how medicines R&D is financed and how this may evolve in the future.

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    Children and mental health: Preventive approaches to anxiety and depression

    10 Feb 2021

    A summary of findings from twelve systematic reviews and meta-analyses on interventions aimed at preventing the development of anxiety and depression in children. The research note discusses what works well and what areas require further research before definite conclusions about their effectiveness can be drawn.

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    Discrete choice experiment helps explain teacher retention in England

    09 Feb 2021

    Results of a stated preference survey of teachers in England show which job characteristics matter most to them and the trade-offs they would be willing to make between pay and other characteristics of the work environment.

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    Protecting human rights in the digital age

    01 Feb 2021

    The UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) has commissioned RAND Europe to conduct a study aimed at identifying and scoping impactful ideas for interventions and activities to foster and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms online.

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    The use of public engagement for technological innovation

    29 Jan 2021

    Because different public engagement techniques may be more or less effective in promoting selected outcomes, researchers found that a diverse range of techniques should be used to engage the public in technological innovation.

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    Evaluation design for multiple long-term health conditions programme

    29 Jan 2021

    Complex evaluations at multiple levels are gathering evidence for Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity on societal determinants of health such as housing, debt, racism and labour markets. The findings will inform policy to help those most at risk of developing long-term conditions.

  • Spotlight 2020-21

    26 Jan 2021

    Spotlight 2020–2021 features examples of our research that helped to improve people's lives during a turbulent year. It also highlights a selection of research initiatives on the horizon for 2021.

  • Examining the use of Paediatric Early Warning Systems in the UK

    25 Jan 2021

    A diverse range of paediatric early warning (PEW) systems are commonly used across the UK, particularly in acute settings. A review of their use uncovered a growing interest amongst some healthcare decisionmakers in the potential of using a standardised system.

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    Reviewing the role and contributions of the Wellcome Sanger Institute and Genome Campus

    20 Jan 2021

    An evaluation of the contributions of the Wellcome Sanger Institute found that it acts as a leader in genetics and genomics research and international collaborations, shaped by the institute’s specific values and ethos around openness, data sharing and collaboration.

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    Diagnosis, treatment and management of central diabetes insipidus

    15 Jan 2021

    RAND Europe was commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to look at care pathways for patients with CDI. The research focuses on identifying the factors that influence the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with CDI, as well as areas to consider that may improve the quality of care that patients receive, and patient outcomes.

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    Reviewing the use and effectiveness of arts-based approaches for public engagement with research

    11 Jan 2021

    To raise awareness about a research topic, increase research impact, or help inform the research process and direction, taking an arts-based approach may help to engage the public.

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    How to help patients to access and use online services in primary health care

    05 Jan 2021

    Researchers are exploring the potential benefits and challenges associated with different models of digital facilitation for primary care, and will design a framework for future evaluations of the effectiveness of such interventions.

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    Helping to inform the future of research and innovation in Norway

    04 Jan 2021

    Through a mixed-methods, participatory approach, researchers are helping the Research Council of Norway to develop a strong and resilient research and innovation environment in Norway in the strategic areas of oceans, green transition, health and welfare, cohesion and globalisation, and technology and digitalisation.

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    Identifying conflict-affected and high-risk areas for EU importers of minerals

    16 Dec 2020

    RAND Europe is developing and maintaining an updated list of conflict-affected and high-risk areas to facilitate the calibration of due-diligence efforts made by EU importers of specific metals and minerals.

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    Technology and the future of cybercrime

    15 Dec 2020

    To prepare for and mitigate the impact of emerging technologies on cybercrime, Estonia could consider broad anti-cybercrime capacity building; seek legal, regulatory and organisational agility; and invest in technological expertise, skills and research.

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    Estimating the housing affordability gap in the Cambridge travel-to-work area

    10 Dec 2020

    Cambridge Ahead asked RAND Europe to examine housing affordability in the Cambridge travel-to-work area. Researchers found that almost half of the households living in this area would financially struggle to live in Cambridge itself.

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    Developments in Child and Family Policy in the EU in 2019

    01 Dec 2020

    This third annual trend report outlines and summarises new policy developments in the area of child and family policy in the 27 EU member states and the UK during 2019. The report provides information on key trends that took place in relation to the provision of early childhood education and care, family leave and actions to improve work-life balance, social and income support for families, and children's right to participation.

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    Anti-bullying practices from the repository of the European Platform for Investing in Children

    01 Dec 2020

    The European Platform for Investing in Children (EPIC) collects and disseminates innovative and evidence-based practices that have a positive impact on children and families in EU member states. This report showcases a selection of practices collected by EPIC that focus on anti-bullying interventions.

  • The impact of vertical integration of health services

    01 Dec 2020

    In several locations across England and Wales, NHS organisations responsible for managing acute hospitals have also taken over the running of primary care medical practices. Vertical integration is a valuable option to consider when GP practices look likely to fail due to recruitment and financial difficulties, but it is not an option that should be imposed from the top down.

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    Incentivising parents to return to the labour market after parental leave

    25 Nov 2020

    Employers in the EU have a wide range of options to incentivise parents of young children to return to work. Government policies addressing the unequal distribution of unpaid (care) work and reducing the gender pay gap would also help increase the employment of mothers.

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    Independent evaluation of the Flow Coaching Academy programme

    25 Nov 2020

    To help improve patient flow through the healthcare system, researchers evaluated a novel programme that applies team coaching skills and improvement science at the care pathway level.