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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

503 Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students, and Lecturers
208 Women Researchers
54 Researchers affiliated with U.S. Minority-Serving Institutions
210 Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academics Institutions


An Update from Our Project Director

The Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) has had a busy last few months facilitating meetings and trainings on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  In September 2019, RTAC conducted a “Lab Culture” Focus Group and associated Key Informant Interviews on behalf of the U.S. Global Development Lab.  The Focus Group, held in Washington, D.C., brought together recommended external Lab stakeholders with deep experience in collaborating on Lab projects.  The purpose of the Focus Group was to provide research and ground-truthing on the Lab’s own identification of the core “elements of the Lab culture.”


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A Blueprint for Strategically Communicating Research for Development Impact

One of the ways Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) supports evidence-based decisionmaking is by translating and synthesizing research into accessible and visually appealing communications products. Population Reference Bureau, a consortium partner on RTAC, uses a collaborative co-creation process with research teams to create products that foster policymakers, implementers, donors, and development partners to use development research.


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Call for Academic Researchers: Join Our Network to Apply for Exclusive USAID-Funded Research Opportunities

NORC at the University of Chicago is pleased to invite leading academic researchers across development sectors to apply to join the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC).


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