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Researchers joining the network will have access to:
Short-term, research-based technical assistance opportunities
Resource repositories with practical tools and the latest evidence
Networking opportunities with other researchers and USAID staff
State-of-the-art training opportunities


Through RTAC, USAID staff will be able to access:
A global network of experts across all USAID technical sectors
Geographically dispersed researchers and research institutions

The Research Technical Assistance Center

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Our Global Network

254 Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students, and Lecturers
116 Female Researchers
41 Researchers affiliated with U.S. Minority-Serving Institutions
67 Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academics Institutions


Applying Artificial Intelligence to Solve Development Challenges: The Potential and Pitfalls

Artificial intelligence (AI) technology is growing and evolving daily. In May, USAID’s Research Technical Assistance Center brought together more than 80 experts in IA and international development to discuss digital tools and the future of international development. This meeting was an opportunity to discuss AI, its potential, and the challenges that need to be managed when applying AI in development initiatives.


General Information

Supporting Indonesia’s Quest to Reduce Neonatal Mortality With Research Evidence

In spring 2019, I had the privilege of working with an energetic team of public health faculty and graduate students at the University of Indonesia led by Professors Asri Adissamita and Hadi Pratomo. Under USAID’s Research Technical Assistance Center, the UI team received specialized technical assistance to develop a Research-to-Action Plan to promote the use of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC)


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