Taking responsibility for the Research Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) subcontract in its fourth year at Duke, DCID showcased the research and expertise of its development faculty through a series of webinars presented to a network of academics and practitioners around the world. The network was one component of the RTAC initiative created by USAID “to promote evidence-based policies and programs… through research, specialized training, convenings, and short term-technical assistance.”
Working with NORC at the University of Chicago, DCID-affiliated faculty covered the following topics in 1-2 hour short webinars:
Kerilyn Schewel: Introduction to Qualitative and Mixed-Methods Research
Manoj Mohanan: Efforts to introduce community-based accountability interventions for delivery of public services. Examples from different countries.
Sarah Bermeo: The intersection of violence and food insecurity as drivers of migration from Central America
Robyn Meeks: Methods to estimate the impacts of renewable energy sources using GIS and remotely sensed data. Example from Nepal.
Eddy Malesky: Facilitating Development: Evidence from a National-Level Experiment on Improving
Bureaucratic Performance in Pre-Coup Myanmar.