About the RAND Corporation

The RAND Corporation is a research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier and more prosperous.

At RAND, we have earned our reputation for excellence and influence through our focus on:

  • Research and Analysis

    RAND's research and analysis address issues that impact people around the world including security, health, education, sustainability, growth, and development. RAND's trusted relationships with its clients and grantors in the public and philanthropic sectors enable it to transform its findings and recommendation into action.

  • Quality and Objectivity

    All RAND work—every publication, database, or major briefing—completes a rigorous review process; this dedication to quality and objectivity forms the foundation of RAND's unmatched reputation throughout the world.

  • Critical Challenges

    We rely on philanthropic support to reach beyond the scope of client-sponsored work to tackle questions that may be too big, too complex, or too new for our clients to address.

  • Accessibility

    RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and committed to the public interest and to making our work accessible to people throughout the world. Each year, more than 5 million research products are downloaded from RAND.org by audiences that include policymakers, academics, and the general public.

  • Graduate Education

    RAND operates the world's foremost and largest Ph.D. program in public policy, producing the next generation of policy innovators, trained to use evidence to solve societal problems.

RAND at a Glance

Our People

  • 1,880Staff

    Our people bring a diverse range of professional, educational, and cultural backgrounds to their project teams.

  • 50Countries

    With locations in North America, Europe, and Australia, RAND attracts top talent from more than four dozen nations.

  • 75Languages

    Many of our staff are multilingual. Languages spoken include Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish.

  • 55%Hold Doctorates

    Well over half our research staff of ~1,030 hold one or more doctorates in an array of disciplines.

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  • Vision

    At RAND, we bring together the finest researchers in the world and utilize the very best analytical tools and methods to develop objective policy solutions. We deliver fact-based, actionable solutions grounded in rigorous analysis. RAND is nonprofit, nonpartisan and committed to the public interest.

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  • Quality Standards

    RAND prides itself on its ethical and professional standards; these values form the cornerstone of our reputation as a research institution, and also informs RAND's course, from institutional priorities down to the conduct of individual research staff. Learn more about the principles which have shaped who we are today.

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  • Contacts and locations

    The RAND Corporation is a global organization with offices throughout the world. Follow the links below to contact our staff or find out location information.

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  • Jobs

    RAND provides an exciting intellectual environment and opportunities for career growth. We hire highly qualified applicants and provide challenging assignments. Diversity is an essential operating principle at RAND. We look for unique backgrounds, original views and diversity in academic training, work experience, and ideological outlook. We are committed to Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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RAND was established over 70 years ago to strengthen public policy through research and analysis. Over seven decades, our research teams have answered the difficult questions and generated actionable insights by combining the very best analytical tools and methods with a distinct, interdisciplinary approach.

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