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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

May 26, 2020

Smoke Signals: Policy Solutions to Sustain Colombian Forests

  • Climate and Environmental Protection
  • Factsheet
This factsheet describes policy solutions that will help preserve Colombia’s tropical forests from wildfires and their underlying causes. It includes clear recommendations for policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders to mitigate wildfires and improve the health and biodiversity of Colombia’s forests. The factsheet is based on research led by a team at the National University of Colombia....read more

April 13, 2020

Sharing the Land

By Population Reference Bureau

  • Conflict & Security
  • Brief
This innovation brief describes Sharing the Land’s promising approach to address land conflicts and promote transparency in land governance in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The brief describes factors that contribute to land conflict and how a “fit-for-purpose” approach can improve land tenure and security, conflict mitigation, land information systems, and greater transparency....read more

March 31, 2020

RegTech in Honduras

  • Economic Growth and Trade
  • Report
By Gabriela Alcaraz, Research Director—NORC at the University of Chicago for USAID Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) This page features resources around the readiness of financial systems to deploy solutions that contribute to a more efficient financial system and increased financial inclusion in Honduras. The resources were developed for RTAC by Dr. Leon Perlman of Columbia University, alongside Dr. Verónica Trujillo, and Ms. Nora Gurung. The following documents are available in both English and Spanish (forthcoming): Regulatory Technology (“RegTech”) Readiness in Honduras: An Assessment of the Readiness of the National Ecosystem, Financial Regulators, Financial Market Participants, and Ancillary Actors. Executive Summary: Regulatory Technology (“RegTech”) Readiness in Honduras....read more

March 31, 2020

UKRI/USAID Annual Workshop on Research Impact

  • Education
  • Desk Research, Report
By Gabriela Alcaraz, Research Director—NORC at the University of Chicago for USAID Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) This page features resources developed by researchers at NORC under the framework of the 2nd UKRI/USAID Annual Workshop on Research Impact: Research Translation. Research translation is a process by which evidence generated by research is appropriately used to guide the work of policymakers and practitioners, as well as the future work of researchers. The following documents are available: Opportunities and Challenges for Research Translation in South and Southeast Asia Desk Research that aims to understand the pathway between research production and use to inform program and policy development in South and Southeast Asia 2nd Annual Workshop on Research Impact: Research Translation Report describing the general workshop contents and related discussions. This report provides additional information to the workshop blog post Insights from the UKRI-USAID-UNESCAP 2nd Annual Workshop on Increasing Research Impact....read more

March 17, 2020

Refugee Resilience in Kenya

  • Conflict & Security
  • Report
This page features resilience-related analyses conducted by researchers at the University of Notre Dame Department of Anthropology and the Pulte Institute for Global Development at the Keough School for Global Affairs, in collaboration with RTAC. The reports provide insights to factors influencing the self-sufficiency and resilience of refugees and host communities in Turkana and Garissa counties in Kenya....read more

January 15, 2020

Zimbabwe Market and Food Security Analysis

  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Desk Research, Report
This page features food security-related analyses conducted by researchers at Spelman College and the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University (ZEGU) in collaboration with RTAC. The reports provide an overview of the staple food markets and the food and nutrition security situation in three provinces of Zimbabwe (Manicaland, Masvingo, and Matabeleland North). An overview of the stakeholders participating in food and nutrition security-related programming is also included....read more