Abt Associates: Bold thinkers driving real-world impact
Like many developing countries, Vietnam is highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change—particularly flooding of its low-lying Mekong Delta.
The Mekong Delta is home to much of the country’s rice cultivation, which accounts for almost 40 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As the amount of carbon dioxide in the air increases and temperatures rise, microscopic organisms in rice paddies produce more methane – a potent contributor to global warming and rising ocean levels.
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.