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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

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809 Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students, and Lecturers
308 Women Researchers
210 Researchers affiliated with U.S. Minority-Serving Institutions
420 Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academics Institutions


Pathways to Building Refugee Resilience in Kenya

In response, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) worked with researchers from University of Notre Dame’s Department of Anthropology and the Pulte Institute for Global Development to better understand approaches that build refugee and host community self-sufficiency and resilience capacities.


Conflict & Security

RTAC Webinar Offers Timely Insights and Lessons Learned in Digital Education

In April 2020, USAID and Arizona State University (ASU), under the auspices of the Research Technical Assistance Center, hosted a webinar about recent developments in the use of digital strategies in education. It included presentations by Dr. Mary Jane Parmentier and Dr. Faheem Hussain, both of ASU. While the webinar was planned months in advance, the topic has become especially pertinent because of the education challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.



On Earth Day and Every Day, RTAC Research Network Members are Driving Environmental Research


Agriculture and Food Security

Climate and Environmental Protection

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