What is the RDI Network?
The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network is a network of practitioners, researchers and evaluators working in international development. We believe overcoming poverty and injustice requires effective partnerships that link quality research, policy and practice for international development.
The Network exists to foster collaboration between Australian universities and NGOs in order to promote high quality and ethical development research, translated as evidence and applied to effective policy and practice. Working in close partnership with the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID), the Network functions as a key cross-sectoral platform for shared learning and action in the international development sector.
The RDI Network is financially supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
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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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