RAND Corporation

RAND Corporation

Type Think Tank
Website rand.org
Wikipedia Wikipedia
Year founded 1948
Location Santa Monica, CA United States of America United States of America
Functions Research
Funding sources Corporations, Endowments, Governments or multi-govt organizations, Individual citizens, University-funded
Summary RAND Corporation ("research and development") is an American nonprofit global policy think tank created in 1948 by Douglas Aircraft Company to offer research and analysis to the United States Armed Forces. It is financed by the U.S. government and private endowment, corporations, universities and private individuals. The company has grown to assist other governments, international organizations, private companies and foundations with a host of defense and non-defense issues, including healthcare. RAND aims for interdisciplinary and quantitative problem solving by translating theoretical concepts from formal economics and the physical sciences into novel applications in other areas, using applied science and operations research.


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RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

Provides a summary of strategies for making access to antiretroviral therapy widespread, sustainable, more cost-effective, and efficient, while still providing quality care in sub-Saharan Africa.


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

Finds that California's publicly funded preschool system is not adequate in terms of access and quality or efficient in allocating resources and provides policy recommendations for improvement.


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

This research brief summarizes RAND's evaluation of the Math Science Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania's progress toward increasing student achievement, increasing the quality of the educator workforce, and creating sustainable partnerships.


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

Evaluates a one-year trial in which two administrative requirements governing the provision of mental health care under TRICARE (the health care system for military personnel) were lifted, focusing on whether …


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

A RAND study identified three U.S. policy options for dealing with Mexico's deteriorating security situation, assessing their impact in terms of four priority areas and likely Mexican responses.


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

RAND recommends that policymakers use federal funds to support state efforts to improve preschool quality and access for the most disadvantaged children. The related policy actions will help increase school …


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

RAND recommends policy actions and investments to increase the likelihood of success of pay-for-performance systems of educator compensation in the United States and identify the practices most likely to succeed.


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

Charter schools do not generally draw the top students from other public schools. Their test-score gains are similar to those of traditional public schools, but they have higher rates of …


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

To maintain relevant medical skills, some military medical personnel stationed at military treatment facilities could be stationed in civilian emergency rooms and trauma centers, where cases more closely resemble those …


RAND Corporation · 1 January 2009 English

Although the availability of No Child Left Behind public school choice and supplemental educational options continues to expand for students in underperforming schools, only a small percentage of eligible students …


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