Timely Research. Actionable Evidence. Development Impact.
The Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) supports USAID’s Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices to make evidence-based decisions. Our global network of 1000 plus university-affiliated scholars and development experts work to enhance the impact of USAID sponsored initiatives and guide decision making with the latest research.Read about our work
Our Global Network
Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students
Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academic Institutions
Countries Represented in the Network
Universities Around the World
Percentage of Members Outside the U.S.
Using Research Evidence to Advance International Development Outcomes
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Technology, Public Interest, and Global Development – Education and Energy Sectors
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RTAC has specific expertise in implementing complex research studies, developing a range of research-translation products, organizing, and facilitating expert panels and convenings, designing and implementing tailored technical trainings, and offering other technical assistance and strategic support at the request of USAID. Learn more about RTAC and our nine distinct areas of expertise.