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.Read about our work
Our Global Network
Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students
Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academic Institutions
Research-to-Action: Reducing Post-Harvest Loss Among Low-Income Farmers in IndiaStory
Promoting Peace Through Effective Land Management in the Democratic Republic of the CongoStory
Applying Novel Digital Strategies in Development: Education and Engaging Offline CommunitiesStory
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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.