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.  We work with a network of university-affiliated scholars and development experts in the U.S. and internationally to increase development impact by leveraging the technical expertise of academic researchers and the capacity of experts in communications, research translation, research utilization, adult education, and other skillsets to provide timely technical assistance.

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Our Global Network

809

Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students

308

Women Researchers

420

Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academic Institutions

RTAC Network

Our Global Network

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809 Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students
308 Women Researchers
420 Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academic Institutions

Our Expertise

The RTAC Research Network and our consortium of partners enhance programs and investments with new and timely research and innovative methods of using research in decision-making.  Our experience covers nine distinct areas, including the three highlighted below.  To learn more about RTAC and our work, visit Who We Are.”  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.

Education

Education is a foundational driver of development, and fundamental to achieving self-reliance.  Education is transformational for individuals and societies–it creates pathways to better health, economic growth, a sustainable environment, and peaceful, democratic societies.

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Climate and Environmental Protection

Forests, grasslands, rivers, lakes, coral reefs and other ecosystems provide essential resources that provide food, water, shelter and energy. But those ecosystems and resources are threatened further by global climate change.

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Timely Research. Actionable Evidence. Development Impact

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