Current Research Projects

  • The cost of terrorism in Europe

    12 Feb 2018

    Despite the infrequent nature of terrorist attacks, the range of impacts on EU citizens remains significant. Researchers are calculating the cost of terrorism in Europe between 2004 and 2016, with a focus on the effects on GDP growth.

  • How to evaluate counterterrorism policies and interventions

    09 Feb 2018

    Researchers are developing an inventory of evaluations of policies and programmes pertaining to counterterrorism (CT) and preventing and countering violent extremism (PCVE). The study will analyse the evaluations to identify lessons and recommendations to help advance evaluation practice in the fields of CT and PCVE.

  • Landscaping cyber defence capabilities in Europe

    08 Feb 2018

    The European Defence Agency has commissioned a review of European cyber defence capabilities. This research will augment the EU Cyber Defence Policy Framework reporting with a comprehensive and full spectrum view of cyber defence capabilities.

  • Supporting the OECD Review on Evaluation and Assessment in Morocco

    08 Feb 2018

    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 actionable policy recommendations and advice for implementing improvements.

  • Corruption in the UK

    24 Jan 2018

    The UK government published a new anti-corruption strategy published in December 2017. At the request of the Home Office, RAND Europe is reviewing existing research on corruption and highlighting evidence gaps within it to help inform future research and policy initiatives.

  • RAND Europe Working with THIS Institute

    22 Jan 2018

    The Healthcare Improvement Studies (THIS) Institute is a ten-year effort to create a world-leading scientific asset for the NHS by strengthening the evidence-base for improving the quality and safety of healthcare. RAND Europe is a key partner, investigating what works in improving healthcare, what doesn’t, and why.

  • Ensuring High-Quality Job Creation from EU Funding Programmes

    18 Jan 2018

    Following the 2008 global economic crisis, job creation has been a key focus of recovery. The European Parliament has commissioned RAND Europe to analyse various EU funding programmes’ potential to create high-quality jobs and identify key characteristics for job-creation success.

  • Teaching, Pedagogy and Practice in Early Years Childcare

    17 Jan 2018

    Because disadvantaged children in England are more likely to fall behind academically, the Early Intervention Foundation has commissioned research on what is known concerning effective early years practice, and where there are knowledge gaps. The goal is to understand how to develop more effective early intervention programmes.

  • The benefits and drawbacks of remote voting solutions

    15 Jan 2018

    RAND Europe and Open Evidence are examining the extent to which remote voting solutions—particularly internet voting—are employed in the European member states. The research aims to identify the costs, risks and challenges associated with remote voting.

  • Resilience and transition in UK Service leavers

    13 Dec 2017

    Most UK Service leavers experience successful transitions to civilian life, but some face challenges. Researchers are conducting a systematic review of the literature on the effect of Service leavers’ resilience on transition pathways and outcomes.

  • Evaluating the Eastern AHSN Transformation Support Unit

    01 Dec 2017

    The Eastern Academic Health Science Network supports innovation uptake in the healthcare system. RAND Europe has been commissioned to evaluate their Transformation Support Unit, which helps implement innovative solutions to challenges faced by health and care providers.

  • Supporting the 'Britain's Healthiest Workplace' Competition

    30 Nov 2017

    For the last four years, RAND Europe has designed and run surveys, analysed results, and provided customised reports to organisations that participate in the annual Britain's Healthiest Workplace competition. The contest’s central aims are to raise awareness and gain a better understanding of how organisations can engage with the wellness of their employees.

  • Supporting the Asia's Healthiest Workplace Competition

    30 Nov 2017

    By supporting AIA Vitality's contest, RAND Europe is able to explore the health trends—employee lifestyle, clinical indicators, mental health and other areas of concern—in participating Asia-Pacific workplaces.

  • Opportunities for collaborative armoured vehicle investment

    09 Nov 2017

    To support the screening phase of potential collaboration opportunities carried out by the European Defence Agency, researchers are examining the potential value of cooperation in armoured vehicle programmes, including development, acquisition, operation, and support aspects.

  • Innovation as a Driver of Quality and Productivity in UK Healthcare

    30 Oct 2017

    The UK's NHS is under pressure to meet the growing and changing demand for services with limited resources. Innovations may provide opportunities to respond creatively and effectively to growing health demands.

  • Evaluating the Q Improvement Lab

    09 Oct 2017

    RAND Europe and the University of Cambridge are testing whether the Q Improvement Lab approach is likely to become an effective, valuable way of developing ideas or interventions to support positive change at multiple levels of the health and care system.

  • Social Media in Africa: A Double-Edged Sword for Security and Development

    03 Oct 2017

    RAND is conducting research into the links between social media use and online radicalisation in seven African countries. With a focus on ISIL, al-Shabaab and Boko Haram, the study maps governmental efforts to address the problem and sets out recommendations for policy and programming.

  • Evaluating the European Medicines Agency Fee System

    04 Sep 2017

    The EMA established a fee system to ensure a sound financial basis for its assessments of medicines and other pharmacovigilance activities at the EU level. RAND Europe is evaluating whether the fee system is fair and avoids unnecessary administrative burdens on fee payers, among other questions.

  • Delaying U.S. School Start Times Would Have Large Benefits

    30 Aug 2017

    An economic analysis shows that delaying U.S. high school start times is a cost-effective, population-level strategy that could have a significant, positive impact on public health and the U.S. economy.

  • Research on Wellbeing in the Workplace

    24 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe has undertaken numerous studies that look at the interface between employment and health and wellbeing in the workplace. Some common themes emerge from these pieces of work.

  • Identifying Promising Practices in Health and Wellbeing at Work

    21 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe is working with Public Health England (PHE) to review the current landscape of health and wellbeing interventions available to employers and develop case studies of promising practices to support policy and organisational decision making.

  • Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among European GPs

    21 Aug 2017

    RAND Europe and partners aim to measure the use of ICT and eHealth applications by primary care physicians in the EU 28 Member States and Norway, compare results with the 2013 study, and analyse the main drivers of change and factors that can enhance or inhibit the role and use of technologies within health care.

  • RAND Europe Focus on Open Science

    18 Aug 2017

    Open science aims to create greater transparency in research and remove barriers to sharing at all stages of the research process. RAND Europe contributes to open science through monitoring research and informing decision-making.

  • Evaluation of the Innovation Fund Health-led Trials

    10 Jul 2017

    Innovation Fund Health-led Trials test new ways to address sickness absence and the disability employment gap due to two main conditions: mental health and musculoskeletal disorders. RAND Europe, together with partners, is evaluating the effectiveness of these innovative interventions.

  • Potential Tipping Points in a Transition to a Net Zero Future

    23 Jun 2017

    To better understand the potential factors affecting Europe's ability to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the European Climate Foundation has commissioned a series of surveys with experts and stakeholders.