Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

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.

Stories and News

March 10, 2020 Join USAID and Arizona State University (ASU) for a Digi-Know Webinar on Wednesday, April 8. Learn more about digital strategies in education through a discussion on fieldwork experience, evidence, and lessons learned.
March 6, 2020 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.
March 5, 2020 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.  
January 24, 2020 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.
January 15, 2020 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.
December 15, 2019 This site features food security-related analyses conducted by the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB) in collaboration with RTAC. The reports provide an overview of the food and nutrition security situation in four regions of Mali (Gao, Mopti, Segou, and Timbuktu); the stakeholders participating in food and nutrition security-related programming; and the factors that shape food and nutrition security programming and outcomes.
December 4, 2019 The world’s development challenges require that the most accurate evidence available is applied to finding solutions. But whose responsibility is it to make sure this evidence is properly understood, gets into the right hands, and will be turned into potential solutions? In fact, a variety of stakeholders must be involved in the research-to-action—or research translation (RT)—process.
December 3, 2019 In October, Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) team members Dr. Reshma Naik and Dr. Jose Rodriguez hosted a weeklong Research-to-Action workshop at Isabela State University in the northern Philippines.  Dr. Flordeliza Bassiag and her team were selected by USAID to receive this specialized technical assistance to promote the use of their research on contact tracing to reduce childhood Tuberculosis (TB).
December 3, 2019 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.”