The Rural Development Innovation Center is hard-wired into USDA’s structure, with a mission to identify best practices and bring continuous improvement in program delivery to enhance rural quality of life.

The Center is comprised of four teams that support Rural Development’s programs to help build prosperity in rural communities:

Data Analytics Team
Analyzes and evaluates program performance to support strategic investment of RD programs.

Enterprise Risk Management Team
Supports leadership in making risk-informed decisions that improve the performance of RD programs.

Partnerships Team
Builds strategic partnerships to maximize leveraged resources and to strengthen rural capacity.

Regulations Management Team
Supports program areas in the development and implementation of regulations, directives, and forms to manage agency policies and procedures.

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