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SHOPS Celebrates Five Years of Progress in Family Planning, HIV, Maternal and Child Health

The SHOPS project - led by Abt Associates - is USAID's flagship initiative in private-sector health. SHOPS has partnered with NGOs and for-profit entities in 30 developing countries since 2010 to address the needs of people regarding family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS.

Climate Change Analysis Predicts Massive Benefits in the U.S. with Global Action

Abt researchers contributed novel approaches and other technical expertise to a report estimating the impact of climate change on the United States.




Nursing Home Compare: Improving Health Care Quality Ratings

Abt Associates, working with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other technical experts, has helped significantly improve a national ratings system for nursing homes and is working on a similar effort on home health care.


AgResults: Making Agricultural Markets Work for the Poor

Hundreds of millions of people are chronically undernourished partly because of agricultural market failures in many developing countries. AgResults is addressing this gap by offering incentives to the private sector to develop and expand agricultural innovations that promote food security and benefit smallholder farmers. Abt Associates is an external evaluator for the initiative.  GO

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.

Upcoming Conferences

  • HUD Releases Outcomes of Family Options Study
    Jul 8, 2015

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development releases the 18-month outcomes of the Family Options Study, a random assignment experiment studying the impact of various housing & services interventions for homeless families.
    Learn more about this event.
  • 11th Annual iHEA World Congress
    Jul 12 - Jul 15, 2015

    The annual International Health Economic Association (iHEA) World Congress allows health economists to share their work and ideas. Abt staff will present on HIV & AIDS, MNCH services, community-based health insurance, 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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