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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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Obstacles to and Limitations of Social Experiments: 15 False Alarms

When deciding how to allocate limited taxpayer or donor funds for social programs, policymakers and …
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College for All? Then Create Better Pathways for Low-Inc …

Julie Strawn
Principal Associate, Social & Economic Policy
Julie Strawn
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How Can We Measure and Evaluate the Racial Wealth Gap?

Hannah Thomas
Associate/Scientist
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What a New Study Tells Us about Homebuyer Education and …

For generations, homeownership has been a gateway to the middle class and a cornerstone of the …
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Are the “Principles of Digital Development” Agile?

Recently, Abt Associates endorsed the "Principles of Digital Development." These nine principles …
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The Private Housing Market: Friend or Foe?

Jeffrey Lubell, J.D.
Principal Associate and Director of Housing and Community Initiatives, Social & Economic Policy
Jeffrey Lubell
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Beyond Just a “Phase:” Acknowledging the Role of Diversi …

In a piece for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's New Connections blog, Abt's Tara Earl reflects …
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In Renewable Energy, Latin America and the Caribbean Sho …

In the years ahead, the world's developed and emerging economies must accelerate their transition to …
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Learning Together: Building Stronger Practitioner-Resear …

Promoters of evidence-based policies and practices are seeking to engage practitioners more fully in …
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Closing the Energy Access Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 1.2 billion people live outside of electrical grids. Of those people, 621 million are …
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Expenses - the Neglected Half of the Household Budget Eq …

To get a full picture of the economic challenges facing Americans of different incomes, we need to …