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February 22, 2021

Zambezia Market Analysis

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Market Analysis
The Zambézia Market Analysis provides general information on the livelihoods, markets and food assistance contexts in Zambézia province of Mozambique, with special emphasis on the areas covering livelihood zone five. The ultimate objective of this work is to offer insights relevant to the planning of food security activities and related analyses in the province....read more

February 19, 2021

USAID Engagement with HBCUs

  • Education
  • Report
This study analyzes the landscape of engagement between USAID and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and provides recommendations that can enhance the participation of HBCUs on international development efforts. This study was carried out by Dr. Pearline Tyson of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Ph.D candidate, Shanelle Haile of Brown University, with support from the MayaTech Corporation....read more

February 17, 2021

Haiti Market Analysis

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Market Analysis
The Haiti Market Analysis reports provide research on the livelihoods, markets and food assistance contexts in four departments of Haiti: Centre, Grand’Anse, Nord-Est, and Sud. Their ultimate objective is to offer insights relevant to the planning of food security activities and related analyses. Two reports available are the north report, covering Centre and Nord-Est departments and the south report, covering Grand’Anse and Sud....read more

November 3, 2020

RTAC: Menu of Services

  • Education
  • Presentation
RTAC can support USAID Missions, Bureaus, and Independent Offices in a variety of ways, including: Conducting research on cutting-edge development topics. Packaging evidence generated by USAID-funded researchers in compelling, user-friendly communications products for a range of audiences. Developing R2A plans to promote the use of evidence. Designing and delivering specialized training for USAID staff, researchers, and implementing partners. Organizing and hosting high-level expert panels and convenings for U.S. Government decision makers, implementing partners, researchers, and development funders. Consulting on the design of USAID programs and research. Serving as special advisors to the Agency on key development issues. Supporting other short-term, research-based and strategic technical assistance needs....read more

November 3, 2020

Damming the Ecosystems of Amazonia

By Population Reference Bureau

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Brief
This innovation brief describes the growing impact of hydroelectric dams on the Amazon River ecosystem in Brazil, including changes to landscapes, wildlife diversity and food security for local communities. It offers recommendations for improving existing policy instruments to ensure that assessments for new dams in the basin include flooded environments and impacts on the broader ecosystem....read more

November 2, 2020

Poverty and Malnutrition in Haiti

By RTAC

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Report
The reports provide an overview of the poverty and food and nutrition security situation in four departments of Haiti: Nord-Est, Centre, Sud, and Grand’Anse. While the initial section of the reports primarily relies on desk research (i.e., review of academic literature, project documents, and policy reports), the second part explores determinants of poverty and malnutrition using nationally representative survey data....read more

September 14, 2020

Webinar Materials: Digital Strategies in Education

By RTAC

  • Education
  • Presentation
This page features webinar materials from two public webinars that focus on Digital Strategies in development as part of USAID’s “Digi-Know” series. Led by the Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) partner Arizona State University......read more

June 4, 2020

Research and Innovation Fellowship Program

  • Education
  • Report
This page features a review of the USAID Research and Innovation Fellowship Program conducted by John Duffy from the University of Alaska, Anchorage in collaboration with RTAC. The report provides an overview of the program and its achievements....read more