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US think-tank RAND launches Arabic language website

The new site will enable region’s policymakers and public to access research reports

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Top American think-tank RAND Corporation has launched an Arabic language website to bring its research reports to the Arabic-speaking world.

Plans call for the website, www.rand.org/ar, to include more than 200 RAND reports translated into Arabic over the coming years.

The research and analysis is expected to help the region’s leaders make more-informed decisions around key areas that are affecting citizens. The findings will also be available to the general public in the Middle East.

RAND is a non-profit institution that is involved in improving policy and decision-making through research and analysis. Its research spans crucial issues, such as energy, education, health, justice, the environment, and international and military affairs.

Michael Rich, RAND president and CEO, says: “With this project, we offer Arabic-speaking policymakers and citizens access to RAND's objective analysis and evidence-based insights in their own language. We are pleased to be able to respond to the region's interest in sound policy ideas and solutions across a range of critical issue areas.”

“RAND has long made our reports and other research products available for free download on our website,” Rich said.

The reports will include those selected as being of most interest to the Arabic-speaking world, as well as those focused on issues in the Middle East covering education policy, international affairs, health care and regional governance.