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, climate change, 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 ongoing work in nearly 50 countries is significant and wide ranging. Our global staff of more than 2,300 people conducts innovative studies and implements remarkable projects. These include, among many others:
  • Mozambique, where we helped provide HIV treatment to more than 150,000 patients and reached more than 85,000 HIV-positive pregnant women with services to prevent mother-to-child transmission;
  • San Diego, where Abt examined how climate change-induced temperature increases affect health, worker productivity, and the county’s economy;
  • Papua New Guinea, where we are leading a 10-year effort that is improving health systems at the district level. Activities range from health worker training to immunization campaigns; and
  • The United States, where Abt created an online system to deliver easy-to-use nursing home ratings information to consumers.  The system has sparked nursing home improvements nationwide. 

Practice Areas


Our Staff

We have a staff of more than 2,300 employees. More than 90 percent 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.; Baton Rouge, La., Bethesda, Md.; Cambridge, Mass., Durham, N.C., and Scottsdale, Ariz.; and international offices in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • 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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