RESEARCH TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER

The Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) is a global network of academic researchers, providing rapid and on-demand research expertise for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote evidence-based policies and programs. Through research, specialized training, and short-term technical assistance, RTAC will advance the impact of USAID’s development investments in a variety of sectors, worldwide.
Academic
Researchers
USAID Staff

OUR GOALS

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Connecting USAID to a diverse, global network of academic researchers to promote new partnerships.

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Supporting the use of evidence by key decision makers to advance development impact.

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Sharing newly generated research, tools, and trainings to foster collective learning and strengthen capacity.

The RTAC Network

Our growing network is both individually and institutionally diverse, featuring female researchers and those affiliated with US Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and developing country universities.
254 FACULTY, GRADUATE STUDENTS, POST-DOCTORAL STUDENTS, AND LECTURERS
116 FEMALE
RESEARCHERS
41 RESEARCHERS AFFILIATED WITH US MINORITY SERVING INSTITUTIONS
67 RESEARCHERS AFFILIATED WITH DEVELOPING-COUNTRY ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

Highlights

Researchers Team Up to Identify Strategies for Attracting Investment for Small and Growing Businesses in Uganda and Nigeria

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