14 Jun 2017
An analytical study of EU programmes to support democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms found that they had clear objectives and offered value for money that the European Commission invests.
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.