RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy

Designing systems and policies that work for all people

An illustration of people from diverse racial backgrounds. Image by Lyubov Ivanova / Getty Images

Illustration by Lyubov Ivanova / Getty Images

The RAND Center to Advance Racial Equity Policy is a hub for generating inclusive, multi-sector policy ideas that center diverse cross-sections of people throughout every step, from research and analysis to dissemination and implementation.

We take a humanity-first, community-driven approach to equity research with the goal of creating meaningful policy and systemic change. We move from documenting disparities alone to research that can realize a more equitable society for all.

About the Center

The center was established in 2020 with funding from donor contributions and RAND's own resources.

It emerged from an effort by RAND to assess how policy analysis is designed, framed, executed, and translated, and the role of factors related to equity in policy.

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Research Threads

Infrastructure Equity

Building resilient communities through equity-centered infrastructure investments.

Social Equity

Promoting fairness, justice, and equity in the management of all institutions serving the public.

Technology Equity

Ensuring that technology development and application addresses impacts across diverse populations.

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