What's driving opium poppy cultivation in southern Afghanistan? And how might rural development, eradication, and other programs affect farmers' decisions to cultivate?
International Development Activities at RAND
The challenge of international development requires thinking beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries, and RAND excels in providing interdisciplinary expertise and policy-oriented perspectives. RAND has a long history of developing innovative approaches and methodologies and is increasingly asked to apply this expertise to the complex problems facing policymakers working in the field of international development.
Our activities range from an International Development Speaker Series organized by Pardee RAND Graduate School students, with support of several RAND research units, to research conducted by business units such as RAND Europe, RAND Labor and Population, RAND Health, and RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment.
The links in this section of the Pardee Initiative will take you offsite to research centers and other sites that RAND supports. Below is a sample of our current and recent research projects on development issues.