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Earth Day 2015: Abt Associates Grows its Environmental Expertise, Research

On Earth Day 2015, the theme of which is leadership, Abt Associates is greatly expanding its environmental capabilities. Abt in February acquired Stratus Consulting, a leader in innovative environmental research and consulting.


EVIRATER: Rating the Strength of Evidence in Evaluations

EVIRATER
Using evidence to guide decisions is important, but few tools exist to assess the quality of evidence produced by a full range of research designs. Abt Associates is changing this with EVIRATER, a system for rating the strength of evidence that expands on existing rating systems.
 

Turning the Tide Against Malaria in Northern Uganda

Districts in Northern Uganda have seen dramatic declines in malaria prevalence since the Abt Associates-led Uganda Indoor Residual Spraying Project Phase II began conducting indoor residual spraying in the area.


The Future of Partnerships and Development

Collaboration Post-2015: Where Can Partnerships Take Development? Looking Post-2015, How Can We Take PPPs to Scale? Ricardo Michel, USAID
To close its 50-year anniversary celebration, Abt Associates convened the first event in its Bold Thinker Series by holding a panel discussion focusing on the increasingly important role public-private partnerships are playing in improving health and economic well-being on a global scale.

Protecting Health Care Gains, Strengthening Farmers in
South Sudan

In the world’s youngest country - South Sudan - much work remains in building a high-functioning health system and ensuring that farmers maximize their yields and access markets. Abt Associates is leading two USAID-funded, five-year projects in South Sudan working toward these goals.

Improving Programs that
Address Infant Mortality and Child Health in the U.S.

Abt Associates, through collaborative learning, technical assistance, and program evaluations, is addressing complex infant, child, and maternal health issues. Abt supports efforts that tackle the challenge of low birth weight, pre-term birth, maternal mortality, and unmet childhood health needs.

Laying Groundwork for Green Prosperity in Indonesia

Mamuju, West Sulawesi, Indonesia Mamasa, West Sulawesi, Indonesia

Abt Associates conducted assessments and designed tools to make Indonesia’s green development agreement a reality, helping this country balance environmental preservation and economic opportunity for its 250 million people.

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Upcoming Conferences

  • 2015 Qualitative Methods Conference
    Apr 28 - Apr 30, 2015

    Abt staff will deliver presentations on evaluating research networks, lessons learned from introducing Teen Prevention Education Programs in high schools, and findings on team-based delivery of clinical preventive services.
    Learn more about this event.
  • Population Association of America
    Apr 30 - May 2, 2015

    The Population Association of America, a non-profit organization that promotes research on population issues, is hosting its annual meeting. Abt staff will present on family planning counseling, homeless shelter program use, and more.
    Learn more about this event.

Questions We're Addressing

How Is Abt Helping to Reduce Homelessness among America’s Veterans?

How Is Abt Helping to Reduce Homelessness among America’s Veterans?


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How is the Affordable Care Act Affecting HIV and AIDS Care Providers Funded by the Ryan White Program?

How is the Affordable Care Act Affecting HIV and AIDS Care Providers Funded by the Ryan White Program?


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Can Financial Incentives Lead to Healthier Food Purchases?

Can Financial Incentives Lead to Healthier Food Purchases?


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How Can Government Housing Programs Serve More People More Effectively Without Increasing Spending?


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What Does the Recent EPA Rule on Existing Power Plant Emissions Mean for the U.S. Power Sector?


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Solar power


What Is the Clean Energy Market and How Can Investors in Emerging Economies Participate?


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Hurricane


Will Climate Change Increase Damage from Hurricanes?


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