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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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618 Faculty, Graduate Students, Post-Doctoral Students, and Lecturers
255 Women Researchers
81 Researchers affiliated with U.S. Minority-Serving Institutions
303 Researchers affiliated with Developing-Country Academics Institutions


Equal Reach For Research: RTAC Celebrates International Women’s Day

This year International Women’s Day is being celebrated on March 8, 2020. The campaign’s theme is #EachforEqual which encourages individuality with the message that everyone is responsible for their own thoughts and actions, while collectively each of us can help create a gender equal world.


Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

Using Research to Advance International Development: Women’s Empowerment as a Case Study

On December 11, 2019, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with the support of USAID’s Research Technical Assistance Center, hosted a convening, “Using Research to Advance International Development: Women’s Empowerment as a Case Study” with the Center for Development Research.  


Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

An Update from Our Project Director

The Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) has had a busy last few months facilitating meetings and trainings on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  In September 2019, RTAC conducted a “Lab Culture” Focus Group and associated Key Informant Interviews on behalf of the U.S. Global Development Lab.  The Focus Group, held in Washington, D.C., brought together recommended external Lab stakeholders with deep experience in collaborating on Lab projects.  The purpose of the Focus Group was to provide research and ground-truthing on the Lab’s own identification of the core “elements of the Lab culture.”


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