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About Us

What makes RAND Europe unique and able to find evidence-based solutions to policy challenges in today's fast-changing times? Read on, or download a PDF of our brochure.

Good decisions rely on good evidence

In fast-changing times, it is even more crucial to use evidence-based insights to inform complex decisions, ensure scarce resources are used most effectively and maximise payback from investments.

Emerging trends – such as changes to the geopolitical order and established conventions, growing data overload, accelerating technological advances and shifts in the workplace, to name just a few – pose new questions that require new approaches. What’s more, as debates become more polarised, the trust that the public places in expert opinion and empirical research needs renewing.

The answer is not to retreat from evidence – which only increases risk and leaves decisions more vulnerable to challenge – but to reaffirm and demonstrate its value. At RAND Europe, we believe that good evidence helps shape sound answers to pressing societal challenges.

RAND Europe uses evidence to help improve decisions

RAND Europe is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan policy research organisation with a long and proven commitment to high-quality research, underpinned by rigorous analysis. As the European arm of the RAND Corporation, we share its mission to help improve policy and decision making through objective research and analysis.

For nearly 30 years, we have built an empirical understanding of critical topics: from education and employment to health and wellbeing; home affairs and social policy to infrastructure and defence and security issues; through to innovation policy and research impact.

We approach each project as unique, informed by a deep understanding of the policy context. Our strength is in designing policy, providing analysis and making recommendations grounded in disciplined research. Believing in the power of facts, we help our clients reach better decisions with the greatest public benefit, to help make communities safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous. In short, we work to bring about a world where people thrive.

Impact is the measure of our success

Having impact through our work is a vital measure of our success. We continually assess how our research and analysis helps those whom we serve. Specifically, we evaluate our success according to how well we achieve three aims:

  1. First, we ask ourselves if our work focuses on the issues that are most important to those concerned about the wider public good.
  2. Second, do our analytic results reach the right audience to help improve the quality of decisions, discussions and debate.
  3. And finally (and perhaps the most difficult to achieve), does it help create changes in policy, practice or methods that improve lives.

We feel that if we score well on these fronts and if our research yield results so clear and compelling, decision makers will take note – and more importantly – take action.

Our vision inspires our focus; our values define how we work

Our vision is to be the European policy research partner of choice for those who serve the public good.

Our values define the beliefs and behaviours that make us trusted partners and reflect the essence of our organisation:

  • Quality: we pursue excellence.
  • Objectivity: we are independent and impartial.
  • Collaboration: we are stronger through the power of partnership.
  • Service: we serve the public good and those with whom we work.
  • Learning: we always look for better ways to do things.

Our values remind us and others what our work and organisation stand for, and convey our commitment to improving the world we live in. We strive to put them into practice in everything we do.

Our network helps us to fulfil our mission

In our work, we collaborate widely because we recognise that we cannot solve every problem on our own. And in doing so, we have created a strong network committed to an analytical approach to decision making.

We carry out research on behalf of clients across Europe and internationally, in the public, private and third sectors – including governments, foundations, charities, universities and companies. Our work for private and third sector clients continues to grow. Our wider network has expanded to include alumni, friends, sponsors and trusted advisors who provide independent, informed guidance.

Objective analysis, effective solutions sums up the RAND approach; together, they underpin our aim to make the world a better place.

Our Research

Click on the links below to explore our current and recently completed research projects.

Crime and Justice

Defence and Security


Employment and Social Policy

Health and Care

International Development

Science, Technology and Innovation

Transport and Infrastructure

Wellbeing at Work


Who We Work For

Public Sector

Philanthropic Sector

Private Sector



RAND Europe is a proud signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant.

RAND Europe supports UK law opposing modern slavery.

RAND Europe is a Living Wage Employer.

RAND Europe is ISO9001:2015 certified.

RAND Europe is ISO27001:2013 certified.

RAND Europe is Cyber Essentials Plus certified

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