A survey of small and medium-sized enterprises in the Middle East and Turkey, targeted particularly at businesses owned by migrants, women and young people, sought to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their work and what can be done to support them during the pandemic.
RAND Europe views international development as an effort to solve the problems that all societies face, albeit in areas of less economic wealth. The challenge of international development requires thinking beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and we excel in providing interdisciplinary expertise and policy-oriented perspectives.
We are not an international development research institute in the traditional sense of the word. Rather, we believe that evidence-based policies, supported by innovative methodologies, can help to build links between local and global knowledge within developing societies. When that happens, people’s hopes for a brighter and common future are better sustained.