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Capabilities

RAND's research and analysis span a broad range of policy issues informed by diverse research methods and tailored to meet specific needs. Three attributes collectively distinguish RAND's value to its clients, grantors, donors, and employees, along with policymakers and the general public:

  • Trusted source of expertise, analysis, and ideas

    RAND researchers, often working side-by-side with decisionmakers, apply the highest standards for scientific rigor and objectivity to ensure independent, reliable, and practical policy recommendations.

  • World-class talent matched to specific problems or needs

    春秋棋牌官方平台RAND's multi-disciplinary staff, rich in substantive expertise and practical experience, develop and apply the latest methods and tools to solve complex problems across the policy landscape.

  • Commitment to advancing the public good

    RAND research extends beyond the formal product to include a commitment to wide dissemination of results and the transfer of skills, tools, and knowledge; RAND efforts aim to link stakeholders, improve decisionmaking, and advance the public good — free of commercial, partisan, and ideological bias.

春秋棋牌官方平台RAND works with a wide spectrum of clients around the world, including:

Public Sector

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春秋棋牌官方平台RAND provides services to government agencies around the world, including in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We also operate four federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) that assist the U.S. government with scientific research, analysis, and development.

Private Sector

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春秋棋牌官方平台In some cases, RAND provides the private sector with valuable strategic advice and operational recommendations, especially in areas where the public and private sectors converge.

Philanthropic Sector

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春秋棋牌官方平台RAND can help put the policy pieces together for the foundation community, as well as generate innovative ideas and evidence-based options for individual philanthropists seeking to make a difference on important policy challenges.

Portfolio of Work

  • girl studying outside
    Policy Analysis

    Developing Strategies for Summer Learning

    RAND education experts conducted extensive literature reviews, examined summer program cost data, interviewed numerous providers of summer programs, and visited a diverse range of U.S. cities to interview summer learning leaders and observe summer learning directly.

  • A servicemember and his wife hold hands
    Cost Analysis

    Getting to Know Military Caregivers and Their Needs

    There are millions of military caregivers—wives, husbands, siblings, parents, and friends—caring for U.S. service members and veterans who are wounded, ill, or injured. These caregivers help their loved ones live better-quality lives, but their own needs may go unmet.

  • Depressed woman talking to her therapist
    Policy Analysis

    Improving Psychological Wellbeing and Work Outcomes in the UK

    春秋棋牌官方平台Mental illness is increasing among the working-age population in the United Kingdom and is associated with high economic and social costs; it is one of the leading reasons that people claim sickness benefits.

  • The last C-130E Hercules at Hurlburt Field, Fla., prepares for its final take off March 4, 2013, prior to retirement
    Cost Analysis

    Replacing the C-130E

    春秋棋牌官方平台The C-130 fleet performs critical air mobility functions for the nation, but part of that fleet is at risk from age-related factors. Which alternative aircraft would provide the required performance at lowest cost?

  • Sunrise over Louisiana wetlands
    Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization

    Helping Coastal Communities Plan for Climate Change

    The vulnerability of coastal residents to loss of life and property damage from storm-surge flooding has already proven extensive in recent years. RAND has helped policymakers determine what mix of hurricane risk reduction and coastal restoration projects can reduce hurricane damage risk and rebuild coastal land, recognizing budget constraints.

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    Strategic Planning

    Measuring Wellbeing to Help Communities Thrive

    春秋棋牌官方平台The city of Santa Monica wanted to incorporate wellbeing into city planning, policies, and programs. RAND researchers, as part of a team of experts, helped create a framework for measuring wellbeing and applying the findings to city planning.

  • A younger man helping an elderly man who is using a walker
    Economic Analysis

    Planning for the Rising Costs of Dementia

    Dementia is a chronic disease of aging that reduces cognitive function, leaving people unable to tend to even their most basic, everyday needs. A RAND-led research team developed the most precise estimate to date of the economic burden of the disease.

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    Survey Research

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Teacher Pay-for-Performance

    春秋棋牌官方平台RAND's substantial body of work on teacher pay-for-performance provides policymakers with a strong evidence base on the design, implementation, and potential results of pay-for-performance programs.

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