The RPA is engaged in applied research aimed largely at orienting and enriching its training programs as well as building the overall institutional capacity.

Various research products have been produced. They include:

-A research paper on Developing Protection of Civilians Training for Peace Support Operations in Africa.

-A policy paper on Institutional Development of Peace Support Training Centres: Best Practices and Lessons for the Rwanda Peace Academy.

-Policy Notes on Resource Mobilisation for the Rwanda Peace Academy.

-Policy Notes on Communication, Collaboration, Coordination and Consensus (Four C’s).