Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
One must be able to measure capacity in order to enhance it. However, bound by political contexts and with particularly nebulous activities such as “movement building,” advocacy organizations and the donors who support them have lacked adequate tools to assess organizational capacity and sustainability. The advocacy version of the ProCap Index™ (ProCap), devised in collaboration between Abt Associates and Planned Parenthood Global, assesses factors that contribute to an advocacy organization’s sustainability. Intended to guide investment and capacity building efforts, the tool provides a baseline measure and points the way to strategically strengthen an advocacy organization.
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.