Join 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 has been fostering stronger connections between NGOs and universities since 2009.

Working in close partnership with ACFID, the Network functions as a key cross-sectoral platform for shared learning and action in the international development sector.

The Network exists to lead, stimulate and support:

•         Effective, ethical development research practice

•         Cross-sector partnerships and linkages

•         Uptake and use of evidence in policy and practice

A committee of individuals representing ACFID Full and Affiliate Members provides strategic oversight of the Network and its activities.

The RDI Network is financially supported by the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

Get Involved

The Network is free to join and any individual can become a member or subscribe to the newsletter.

There are a range of opportunities to engage with the Network and its activities, including:

•         Attending or contributing to our bi-annual conference, or a networking event hosted in cities around Australia.

•         Participating in or supporting a theme-based symposium or workshop

•         Offering your expertise towards improved development policy and practice

•         Accessing or contributing to tools and resources advancing ethical conduct of research, cross-sector collaboration and evidence-based practice.

To find out more about the Network including and the latest news, events and resources, visit the RDI Network website, join the conversation on LinkedIn and follow the Network on Twitter.