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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

  • 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

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