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Data without context are just numbers. Context without data lacks rigor. Combine data and context, and you get insight—which is what we need to take calculated risks, connect dots and ultimately solve the world’s toughest challenges.

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How to Help More Americans Get Jobs and Earn More: The W …

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Abt Associates
Bold Thinkers Driving Real-World Impact
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The West African Apparel Advantage

This week, West African clothing makers are in Las Vegas for the world's largest apparel trade show …
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When Is Randomization Right for Evaluation?

Laura Peck
Laura Peck, Ph.D.
Principal Scientist, Social & Economic Policy
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The Future Of Medicaid: When Improving Upon The Wheel, S …

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Katharine Witgert
Principal Associate, Health & Environment
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Want to Have an Impact on Housing Policy? Go Local!

Jeffrey Lubell
Jeffrey Lubell, J.D.
Principal Associate and Director of Housing and Community Initiatives, Social & Economic Policy
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Do Vouchers Lead to Greater Learning? Depends Where (and …

At the center of the current education policy debate is the use of school vouchers to directly pay …
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What Does Homelessness in the U.S. Really Look Like?

Can we believe our perceptions of homelessness based on what we see on the streets? A decade of …
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Regional Trade Stabilizes West Africa's Food Supply. How …

Staple commodity trade across West Africa is the golden key to food security and economic security …
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What We've Learned So Far About Expanding Pre-K

Abt Associates' ongoing evaluation of Massachusetts' federal Preschool Expansion Grant offers timely …
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Addressing Climate Change in Asia: How Companies Are Tak …

Countries in South and Southeast Asia are among the world's most vulnerable to climate change. …
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Mind the Gap: Strategies for Public-Private Partnerships …

The world invests approximately $2.5 trillion per year on transportation, power, water, and …
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The Role of Public Charter Schools in Career Preparation …

Far too few students have access to high-quality, career-focused high school education that can put …