In 1965, Clark Abt expressed a single, noble goal—to create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century, the company became known as a bold, innovative and effective agent of social change, committed to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

Today, Abt Associates continues to be a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.

The impact of our work in more than 60 countries is significant and wide ranging. Our global staff of 2,700 conducts innovative studies and implements remarkable projects—from carrying out malaria prevention activities in 17 African countries as part of the President’s Malaria Initiative and playing a key role in Mexico’s climate change mitigation actions, to identifying potential barriers to flu vaccination among U.S. health workers and pregnant women and examining whether career pathways programs can improve employability in high poverty regions.


Practice Areas


Our Staff

We have a staff of 2,700 fulltime and 400 part-time employees. More than 90% of our in-country personnel are from the local country or region.

Highest Degree

  • Ph.D., M.D.: 15%
  • Masters Degree: 36%
  • Bachelors Degree: 29%


  • U.S. federal, state, and local governments
  • International governments
  • International organizations
  • Nonprofit associations and institutions
  • Universities and foundations


Abt Associates has U.S. offices in Atlanta, Ga.; Bethesda, Md.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Durham, N.C.; and international offices in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the Middle East.


Abt JTA is an international health and social sector consulting firm operating in Australia and the Asia- Pacific region for clients in international development and extractive industries. The company provides a comprehensive range of services from policy development to service delivery. It is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia.
Abt SRBI is a full-service global strategy and research organization specializing in public policy and opinion surveys in the areas of healthcare, transportation and regional planning, banking and finance, insurance, media, utilities, and marketing strategy. It is headquartered in New York City.


Read more about Abt Associates' corporate capabilities.


  • États-Unis : bureaux à Atlanta, Ga ; Bethesda, Md ; Cambridge, Mass ; Durham, N.C., New York, N.Y.
  • Abt Associates a des bureaux de projets dans près de 40 pays en Afrique, en Asie centrale et dans le Sud-est asiatique, en Amérique latine et aux Caraïbes, au Moyen-Orient et au Maghreb.


Domaines d’intervention






  • Plus de 2 000 employés à plein temps et 400 à temps partiel
  • Plus de 90 pourcent des employés qui travaillent dans chaque pays sont des autochtones


Qui sommes-nous?

Biologistes, Économistes, Ingénieurs, Analystes environnementaux, Épidémiologistes, Experts en sécurité alimentaire, Spécialistes de la santé, Experts en logement, Experts en développement international, Physiciens, Médecins, Politologues, Psychologues, Sociologues, Travailleurs sociaux, Statisticiens, Méthodologistes d’enquêtes

Diplômes par discipline

Sciences sociales: 33%
Droit, médecine, autre profession libérale: 27%
Économie: 13%
Sciences naturelles, ingénierie: 12%
Management: 9%
Lettres: 6%

Plus haut diplôme obtenu

Licence: 29%
Master: 36%
Doctorat: 15%

Revenus (chiffres 2011)

383 millions de dollars


  • Oficinas en los Estados Unidos en Atlanta, GA; Bethesda, MD; Cambridge, MA; Durham, NC, Nueva York, NY.
  • Abt Associates cuenta con oficinas de proyectos en casi 40 países en África, Asia Central y Sudeste Asiático, Latinoamérica y el Caribe, y en el Medio Oriente y África del Norte.


Áreas de práctica





Descripción general

  • Más de 2000 empleados de tiempo completo y 400 de medio tiempo
  • Más del 90 % del personal a nivel nacional proviene de la región o el país local.


Nuestro equipo

Biólogos, economistas, ingenieros, analistas ambientales, epidemiólogos, expertos en seguridad de alimentos, especialistas en salud, expertos en viviendas, expertos en desarrollo internacional, científicos físicos, médicos, científicos políticos, psicólogos, científicos sociales, trabajadores sociales, estadísticos, estudiosos de la metodología de encuestas

Títulos por disciplina

Ciencias sociales: 33%
Derecho, medicina, otra profesión: 27%
Economía: 13%
Ciencias naturales, ingeniería: 12%
Administración: 9%
Humanidades: 6%

Títulos de nivel superior

Diplomas universitarios: 29%
Maestría: 36%
Doctorados (Ph. D.), Medicina (M.D.): 15%

Ingresos (cifras de 2011)

$383 millones

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