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Who are we?

The Research for Development  Impact Network is just that – a network! The RDI Network includes over 900 academics, practitioners, students and individuals drawn from ACFID member agencies and Affiliates, Australian and regional universities and other related organisations.

The Network is free and open to all practitioners, researchers and evaluators working in international development and global social justice. The Network leads, stimulates and supports:

  • Effective, ethical development research practice
  • Cross-sector partnerships and linkages
  • Uptake and use of evidence in policy and practice

The network is a key outlet for accessing diverse research expertise, brokering partnerships, and convening forums and conferences, as well as for supporting research practice among ACFID Member agencies and academia in Australia and more broadly.

A number of universities also currently offer institutional support for the Network through their ACFID Affiliate Membership. Find out more about the ACFID Affiliate Membership for universities.

  • Research for Development Impact Committee

    The Network is led by a committee of leaders in development research, practice and training from ACFID member NGOs and Affiliated universities.

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  • Network Background

    The RDI Network was previously called the ACFID University Network (until early 2016). The Network started in 2009 based on the initiative of ACFID and the Institute of Human Security and Social Change at La Trobe University.

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  • Network Projects

    The RDI Network draws from the expertise and experience of Network participants to convene forums and support effective research practice and partnerships.

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