In 1965, Clark Abt expressed a single, noble goal—to create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century, the company became known as a bold, innovative and effective agent of social change, committed to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.
Today, Abt Associates continues to be a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, climate change, 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 impact of their ongoing work in nearly 50 countries is significant and wide ranging. Their global staff of more than 2,300 people conducts innovative studies and implements remarkable projects. These include, among many others:
Mozambique, where they helped provide HIV treatment to more than 150,000 patients and reached more than 85,000 HIV-positive pregnant women with services to prevent mother-to-child transmission;
San Diego, where Abt examined how climate change-induced temperature increases affect health, worker productivity, and the county’s economy;
Papua New Guinea, where they are leading a 10-year effort that is improving health systems at the district level. Activities range from health worker training to immunization campaigns; and
The United States, where Abt created an online system to deliver easy-to-use nursing home ratings information to consumers. The system has sparked nursing home improvements nationwide.
Abt Associates’ Mission
Abt’s mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.
They apply their energy and creativity to helping their customers—governments, businesses, and private organizations—make better decisions and deliver better products and services by providing them with the highest quality research, technical assistance, and consulting services available in the marketplace.
They strive to exceed their client's expectations for the integrity of their methods and findings, the objectivity of their thinking, and the practical utility of their results.
They are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse staff with the highest quality technical, management, and entrepreneurial talents. They aspire to provide their staff with a quality of work life characterized by mutual respect and a continuous learning environment that fosters creativity and high performance.
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