Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Abt has created a number of innovative tools to answer difficult questions, such as:
AirCounts™ is and online tool to help large and medium-sized cities calculate the health benefits and monetary value of air quality improvements. The interactive website — part of Abt’s arsenal of original climate change solution methods and tools—enables users to determine how many premature deaths can be avoided and the associated economic benefits in the largest cities worldwide. Visitors to AirCountsTM can choose any city and see its profile, including its fine particulate matter (PM2.5) level, the city’s population, income per capita and adult mortality rate. They can use the on-line calculator to determine benefits of various levels of emissions reductions. For more information about AirCounts in the United States, contact Mike Conti. For international AirCounts questions contact Rodolfo Camacho.
CarbonCountsTM is an innovative tool that consolidates and simplifies reporting, verification, and management of climate change and environmental initiative progress — including greenhouse gas mitigation, climate adaptation, collaboration efforts, energy consumption, waste generation, water use, and green procurement. It is specifically designed to support collaboration among multiple organizations and management of climate and other environmental initiatives. For more information about CarbonCountsTM email our team.
CommentCounts™ - a proven, secure, web-based tool for complex rulemaking support. Federal agencies use this tool to manage public comments and respond meaningfully and systematically. With CommentCounts, comments and responses are saved and managed in a secure, online database. Content specialists can customize the database to meet task requirements and code and organize comments into issue categories. CommentCounts handles multiple comment formats and is fully searchable. Reports can be customized and generated in Microsoft Word and Excel formats. For more information or to set up a demo, contact Barbara Bauer.
The GxAlert InitiativeTM facilitates real-time reporting of results from diagnostic machines to improve resource allocation and ensure rapid treatment for infected individuals. GxAlert can, for example, greatly improve tuberculosis (TB) test reporting times and information sharing from GeneXpert rapid TB testing machines, hundreds of which are being deployed around the world. GxAlert – developed by Abt in consultation with GeneXpert manufacturer Cepheid – is housed in a USB drive modem and can be set up on GeneXpert-brand rapid testing machines in 15 minutes. GxAlert gives a real-time picture of TB cases, including multi-drug resistant TB and TB-HIV co-infection.
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.