RAND Europe Research

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Latest Research

  • The Societal and Economic Burden of Insomnia

    Approximately 8 percent of adults suffer from chronic insomnia. In an international study, RAND Europe researchers found that costs related to wellbeing and workplace productivity losses are in the billions.

    17 Mar 2023

  • Evaluating the scale-up of the Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI)

    Two thirds of state-funded primary schools in England signed up to deliver NELI. RAND Europe was commissioned by the Education Endowment Foundation to evaluate its implementation across schools.

    10 Mar 2023

  • Evaluating the ESRC’s Productivity Institute Programme

    The ESRC have commissioned RAND Europe and Frontier Economics to conduct an evaluation to assess the impact of the programme on a) improving understanding of the productivity challenge in the UK and b) developing policy and practical innovations to address it.

    07 Mar 2023

  • Evaluation of the Strength in Places Fund

    A consortium led by Frontier Economics and comprising RAND Europe and know.consulting were commissioned by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to undertake an evaluation of the Strength in Places Fund.

    06 Mar 2023

  • Strategic advantage in a competitive age: Definitions, dynamics and implications

    The world today is characterised by intensifying strategic competition, the dynamics of which need to be understood to inform robust decision making. RAND Europe conducted a study to refine the existing definition of 'strategic advantage' to support ongoing UK government efforts to bring clarity to this important topic.

    06 Mar 2023

  • New and emerging technology for adult social care

    RAND Europe researchers, along with University of Birmingham partners in the NIHR funded BRACE Rapid Evaluation Centre, evaluated home-based sensors with AI capabilities intended to help with adult social care.

    03 Mar 2023

  • Quantifying the link between COVID-19, conflict risk, and the global economy

    While there is a growing consensus that the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected countries' economies and may exacerbate socio-political unrest, understanding the dynamics of this process remains challenging. RAND Europe research suggests that COVID-19 will significantly increase the risk of civil conflict in African countries. This effect may, in turn, have negative global economic repercussions via international trade losses.

    03 Mar 2023

  • A quantitative analysis of the costs of corruption in the EU

    EU action to support member states' fight to reduce corruption could generate considerable financial savings and improvements to societal wellbeing.

    24 Feb 2023

  • The societal and economic burden of insomnia in adults: An international study

    RAND Europe researchers explored the societal burden of insomnia to quantify its impact on well-being and estimate the indirect costs of lost productivity.

    17 Feb 2023

  • Examining the use of Out of Court Disposals for adults with health vulnerabilities

    RAND Europe, in partnership with Get the Data and Skills for Justice, has been commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to conduct a study on how police in England and Wales use Out of Court Disposals (OOCDs) to support adults with health-related vulnerabilities.

    13 Feb 2023

  • Strengthening the fight against corruption: Assessing the EU policy and legislative framework

    Ernst & Young (EY) and RAND Europe assessed the legislative gaps in the EU anti-corruption acquis where there could be a need for EU-level action to better support the prevention of and fight against corruption in member states. The research team devised possible options for a modernised EU approach to preventing and fighting corruption that might add value and address the challenges identified.

    10 Feb 2023

  • AI for energy security

    RAND Europe examines AI applications that may help in current and future energy crises, and evaluates the potential security risks associated with AI in energy systems.

    09 Feb 2023

  • Study to support an evaluation of the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training (CEPOL)

    CEPOL is the European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training – an agency of the European Union dedicated to training law enforcement officials that is based in Budapest, Hungary. RAND Europe and Ernst & Young (EY) assessed the effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, coherence and EU-added value of CEPOL and its working practices.

    08 Feb 2023

  • Evaluating the Children and Young People's Mental Health Trailblazer programme

    An early evaluation of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme examined the development, implementation and early progress of the 25 mental health support teams created as the first step of the programme.

    31 Jan 2023

  • Preventive approaches to organised crime in the Netherlands

    Preventive methods to fight organised crime focus on addressing the underlying causes and factors. Researchers found that preventive instruments tend to focus on situational prevention, and that there is little robust evidence on the effectiveness of these instruments in the field of organised crime.

    31 Jan 2023

  • Trafficking human beings in the European Union

    At the request of the European Commission and to inform proposals to revise EU legislation, RAND Europe is evaluating the 2011 EU directive on preventing human trafficking and outlining the priority areas for improvement.

    27 Jan 2023

  • Future proofing the EU AMR Action Plan

    Researchers identified how the European AMR Action Plan can be strengthened to mitigate against future threats, take advantage of future opportunities and move towards a better future in relation to AMR.

    25 Jan 2023

  • Addressing challenges in care for patients with Clostridioides difficile infection

    RAND Europe was commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to undertake an independent study to identify and characterise the challenges in the care pathway for patients with C. difficile infection and to consider key areas for improvement in the care patients receive. We identified a number of opportunities and priorities for improving patient care, from the patient/clinician level up to the level of the healthcare system.

    19 Jan 2023

  • Assessing the use of new technologies for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control

    RAND Europe is providing research and support for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) for the assessment of new technologies for infectious disease surveillance, prevention and control.

    04 Jan 2023

  • How the Dutch approached Brexit

    An independent evaluation of the Dutch response to the UK withdrawal from the European Union found that the Netherlands fared well in negotiations and preparations, but Brexit's total costs to the Netherlands remain unclear.

    19 Dec 2022

  • Exploring the variation across countries in access to faecal microbiota transplantation

    RAND Europe was commissioned by Ferring Pharmaceuticals to explore current practice and differences in the establishment, running and distribution of stool banks and the availability of FMT for patients with recurrent C. difficile infection, across a sample of geographies.

    13 Dec 2022

  • Evaluation of the PATH-SAFE Programme

    Researchers are evaluating the UK Food Standards Agency's pilot Pathogen Surveillance in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (PATH-SAFE) Programme to assess whether it is improving detection of pathogens in the agri-food system and to enhance its success with recommendations for management.

    08 Dec 2022

  • Use and impact of automated technologies for evidence synthesis in public health

    Because the review of published evidence is a vital but time-consuming aspect of public health decision making, researchers suggest several ways to support the greater use of automation for evidence reviews within public health.

    08 Dec 2022

  • Seven features of safety in maternity units

    Researchers identified seven features of safety in maternity units and summarised them into a framework, named For Us (For Unit Safety). The features appear to have a synergistic character, such that each feature is necessary but not sufficient on its own: they operate in concert through multiple forms of feedback and amplification.

    08 Dec 2022

  • Evaluating the UK government's COVID-19 research stabilisation interventions

    Having launched a series of policy interventions to address the causes and consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, BEIS and UKRI asked RAND Europe and Vitae to evaluate the interventions' success in supporting the research community.

    06 Dec 2022