Research Projects on International Development

  • Evaluation of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF)

    The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) aims to support cutting-edge research to address the challenges faced by low- and middle-income countries. Researchers are undergoing a 5-year evaluation to assess whether GCRF is on course to deliver impact.

    28 Sep 2022

  • COVID-19 and the cost of vaccine nationalism

    Without a vaccine, the worldwide economic impact of COVID-19 could be $3.4 trillion a year. But even when a vaccine is available, an unequal allocation of COVID-19 vaccines could cost the global economy up to $1.2 trillion a year in GDP.

    28 Oct 2020

  • How Middle Eastern SMEs are coping with COVID-19

    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.

    06 Jul 2020

  • Examining violence against healthcare

    RAND Europe explored the nature of violence against healthcare, the impact of this violence, and corresponding interventions on a global scale – the first time an evidence review of this scale has been undertaken in this area.

    01 Jul 2020

  • Economic benefits of malaria control

    Investing in malaria vaccination for children in sub-Saharan Africa not only helps in reducing malaria cases and deaths, it could also have long term macroeconomic benefits according to an economic model researchers developed.

    09 Jan 2020

  • Evaluation suggests next steps for Dance4Life

    Dance4life, an international youth initiative to raise awareness and promote prevention of HIV/AIDS, developed and piloted a new programme and implementation model. An evaluation of the pilot found many successes but also areas where improvements could be made.

    21 Nov 2018

  • Social media in Africa presents double-edged sword

    The spread of social media in Africa has brought many economic and political benefits, while also equipping terrorist groups with a tool for recruitment and propaganda. Researchers examined the links between social media use and online radicalisation in six African countries, drawing on primary Twitter data analysis.

    05 Nov 2018

  • Supporting the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment in Morocco

    As part of a larger OECD effort, RAND Europe researchers analysed the strengths and challenges of Morocco's current approach for teacher appraisal and provided four actionable policy recommendations as well as advice for implementing improvements.

    23 Jul 2018

  • Evaluating the Impact of EU R&D into PRNDs

    EU-funded research and development into poverty-related and neglected diseases has had a significant impact on strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries, but its effects on encouraging universal health coverage is less clear.

    21 Feb 2018