Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
4th Sector Health, funded by USAID’s Latin America/Caribbean Regional Bureau, promoted and developed public-private partnerships and strengthened local capacity in health through south-to-south exchange. The project brokered partnerships between multinational and national corporate entities, business associations, and local implementing organizations; to leverage corporate and USAID funding bringing additional resources and solutions to health issues of the poor. 4th Sector Health developed 10 regional alliances in 14 countries with partners such as Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Proctor and Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Ericsson, and Claro. The project leveraged more than $18 million in additional resources from 21 corporate partners, which benefitted and built capacity of more than 730 local institutions in the region. The project worked with corporate HIV councils to strengthen HIV workplace programs among four multinationals in Mexico, and engaged greater corporate participation in the region by promoting dialog on HIV among companies at regional HIV conferences.
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.