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50 Years of
Bold Thinking

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In 2014 Abt Associates kicks off a year-long commemoration of the company’s founding in January 1965. That year Clark Abt brought together 30 scientists, engineers, and educators to create a new kind of company that used interdisciplinary social science research to solve social, economic, and technological problems.

Laying Groundwork for Green Prosperity in Indonesia

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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.


Improving Women &
Children’s Health
in Nigeria

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Abt’s projects in Nigeria are ensuring reliable drug supplies, improving access to key maternal and child health care services, helping women to plan their reproductive futures, and strengthening both the public and private health sectors.


Evaluating the Impact of Several U.S. Food Programs

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U.S. food security programs help millions of low-income Americans avoid hunger. Abt is helping to improve these programs by evaluating healthy eating interventions that provided nutritious snacks in schools, additional dollars to buy food outside of school, and incentives to buy healthier food.

Improving the Effectiveness of STEM Education Programs

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Global demand is growing for workers knowledgeable in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — subjects collectively known as STEM. Abt Associates — through its evaluation work — is helping to refine programs designed to increase the STEM knowledge of teachers, the STEM performance of students, and the professional preparation of STEM  researchers.          GO

A Disease We
Can Defeat


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Malaria is not a mysterious disease. We have long understood how it weakens hundreds of millions and kills hundreds of thousands each year and we have the methods for curing and preventing this illness. Learn more about Abt Associates’ work in malaria across Africa via an interactive map and video.

Upcoming Conferences

  • The Why, When, Where & How of Experimental Analysis
    Apr 24, 2014

    Join Abt Associates and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) for a member forum about Social Experiments in Practice.
    Learn more about this conference.
  • Abt Presenting Research at Population Assoc. Meeting
    May 1, 2014

    Abt Associates staff will join thousands of other researchers and others at the Population Association of America’s (PAA) annual meeting.
    Learn more about this conference.

Questions We're Addressing

What’s Behind the Rise in Heroin and Opiate Use in the United States?

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

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How Can Prisons and Jails Improve HIV Testing and Post-release Treatment?

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How Does Climate Change Affect Crime in the U.S.?

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What Has the Private Sector Contributed to the Global Fund?

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How do Multiple Chronic Conditions Impact an Individual’s Quality of Life?

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Why Is Investing in Rigorous Evaluation so Important?

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New Directions in Social Experiments Event Kicks Off Abt’s 50th  Learn More >
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Join Abt Associates and APPAM on 4/24 for Social Experiments in Practice  Learn More >
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Abt Associates Opens Office in the United Kingdom  Learn More >
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Abt-led Project Upgrades Emergency Department at Jerash Hospital in Jordan  Learn More >
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