Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Africa can be a challenging place to work. Electricity often is unreliable and computers can be scarce in rural areas, which slows the flow of information.
An Abt Associates malaria project developed software to streamline data entry and used mobile phones to improve employee supervision.
But the Africa Indoor Residual Spraying (AIRS) project – which protects people from malaria in 13 African countries through indoor insecticide spraying – is overcoming these difficulties through low-tech but effective innovations.
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation 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 company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.