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.
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.
Ph.D., M.D.: 15%
Masters Degree: 36%
Bachelors Degree: 29%
U.S. federal, state, and local governments
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.
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