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Education

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Conducting rigorous research on national and local education policies to improve the educational outcomes of youth and adults

Using the most advanced methodologies, we provide policymakers, education professionals, and the general public with an objective and rigorous assessment of the effectiveness and value of education programs. Abt conducts evaluation studies across the entire continuum of education–from pre-school to graduate education. Our studies particularly emphasize disadvantaged and under-represented students.



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Environment, Resources & Climate Change

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Innovative solutions for complex environmental management, regulatory, and policy challenges

Abt Associates is one of the premier providers of analytic support to key environmental agencies. Since 1979, we have contributed to improvements in water quality, cleaner air, safer drinking water, less hazardous chemical products, safer pesticide usage, and less risky dams and levees. We analyze the impacts of, and strategies to mitigate and adapt to, climate change.



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Food Security & Agriculture

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Market-driven approaches that promote resilient farming systems that raise incomes, conserve the environment and improve overall health

Abt alleviates poverty and hunger by helping developing countries increase their capacity to produce, access, and use food. We reduce people’s vulnerability to climate change and degraded environmental conditions.  



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Housing & Communities

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Using innovative research and technical assistance expertise to promote sustainable communities and improve the lives of families and individuals

Abt works with cities, states, foundations, non-profits, and the federal government to support the successful implementation of local housing and community revitalization initiatives, and carry out innovative research. Our experience includes federal programs for subsidized housing, homeownership programs, mortgage lending practices, geographic mobility, asset-building tools for low-income families, and mitigating homelessness.



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Workforce, Income and Food Security

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Evaluating programs in workforce development, welfare, food security, and child, youth and family development

Abt Associates' workforce development projects in the U.S. and developing countries draw on the diverse and interdisciplinary experience of our staff, blending both research and operational expertise to address these challenges. We conduct process and impact evaluations that assess the service delivery effectiveness and organizational capacity development of workforce program providers.



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International Health

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Abt Associates works through local partnerships to improve the health of people. by improving health services and strengthening country health systems. Abt applies comprehensive, innovative, and proven solutions to increase countries’ capacity to deliver priority health services and to implement lasting interventions. Our in-depth understanding of health systems and focus on capacity building – especially in health financing and governance, private sector engagement, public-private partnerships, as well as research, monitoring, and evaluation – helps ensure that improvements to health services and health systems are sustainable and institutionalized.
 
Abt continues to build its knowledge base in strengthening health services, increasing health system effectiveness, and engaging the private sector, helping countries move toward universal coverage and improve health outcomes.


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U.S. Health

Advancing the health and well-being of citizens across the United States is the critical work of Abt Associates. In partnership with our public sector clients, we help shape U.S. health care policy through research, program planning and implementation, comprehensive evaluations, and technical assistance in key practice areas.



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