The Rural Development Institute (RDI)

The Rural Development Institute (RDI)

The Rural Development Institute (RDI), at Selkirk College's Applied Research and Innovation Centre, is a regional research centre with a mandate to support decision-making by Columbia Basin-Boundary communities through the provision of information, research and capacity building support. The RDI was initially funded by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) through an 8-year partnership agreement which began in 2011 and ended in 2019. The RDI is now sustained through fee for service research, grant funded research, and capacity building projects.