American Institutes for Research (AIR)



  • Organization TypeInstitute
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1946
AIR is one of the largest behavioral and social science research organizations in the world. Our overriding goal is to use the best science available to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhancing everyday life. For us, making the world a better place is not wishful thinking. It is the goal that drives us. Founded in 1946 as a not-for-profit organization, we conduct our work with strict independence, objectivity, and non-partisanship. The intellectual diversity of our 1,500 employees enables us to bring together experts from many fields in the search for innovative answers to any challenge.     INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT We enhance the capacity of developing countries to improve their citizens’ quality of life through education and social development. In collaboration with local partners, we help ensure equitable access to all levels of education for children around the world. We improve the quality and relevance of education in developing countries. Our work empowers individuals, communities, and institutions as agents of social and behavioral change.   Child Labor AIR works to eliminate and prevent child labor through education and skills training and through community-wide interventions that change attitudes and behaviors that sustain child labor practices. We take a holistic approach by addressing not only children’s educational needs, but also their health needs, their families' economic situations and societal pressures.   Education Assessment and Evaluation AIR's educational assessment work in developing countries helps governments determine what students should know and be able to do in relation to standards and curriculum. Our work includes formative, summative, diagnostic, and international assessment, and is used to measure student or system performance. It is also used for accountability at the school or district level.   Education Systems Reform Working collaboratively with Ministries of Education, development agencies, and donors, AIR is coordinating educational improvement reforms. Our work supports effective policy dialogue and financing, and strengthens policies and systems for teacher training, school health and nutrition, literacy programs and inclusive strategies for learners with disabilities.   Health and Education Linkages In developing countries, linking education and health efforts has helped improve people's quality of life. Major population and health studies consistently show that educational attainment has a substantial effect in terms of behavior and attitude towards health. AIR successfully brings health and education together by focusing on: -HIV/AIDS mitigation -School health and nutrition -Behavior change communication   Inclusive Development Inclusive development focuses on the meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities and their organizations in development cooperation. People with disabilities and other vulnerable groups are often invisible to donors and implementers. As a leader in the area, AIR supports and encourages disability leaders and experts to have a “seat at the table” in program design and provide technical resources in program implementation.   Workforce Development AIR prepares individuals, particularly youth, for success in the international labor market by providing them with skills that match the current needs of employers and the economy. We develop training programs that enable young people to enter a variety of industries that require well-developed technical skills. Additional workforce development efforts focus on providing skills maintenance and enhancement through continuing education to those already employed, and retraining for displaced workers.   Commitments to the Clinton Global Initiative AIR has been a member of the Clinton Global Initiative since 2008. Currently, AIR has three Commitments to the Clinton Global Initiative: -Global School-Based Deworming -Support to the Deworm the World Secretariat -Quality Education for More Children in Haiti    

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Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Reads Capacity Program – Instructional Materials Design...
  • Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Reads Capacity Program – Early Grade Literacy (EGL) Specialist
  • Regional Communications Specialist, Latin American and Caribbean Reads Capacity Program
    United States
  • Senior Reading Director, READ Liberia

Staff at American Institutes for Research (AIR) have experience in


  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • hiv/aids
  • climate change


  • united states agency for international development
  • department for international development
  • canadian international development agency
  • danish international development agency
  • bill & melinda gates foundation


  • malawi
  • india
  • canada
  • bangladesh
  • zambia


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • United States (headquarters)
  • Washington, DC
  • 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
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  • Portland
  • 1001 SW 5th Ave., 11th floor
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  • Naperville
  • 1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 200
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  • Chicago
  • 20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 1231
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  • Washington
  • Federal Statistics Program, American Institutes for Research, 1990 K Street, NW
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  • Columbus
  • 41 South High Street, Suite 2425
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  • Chapel Hill
  • 101 Conner Drive, Suite 301
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  • New York
  • 22 Cortlandt Street, Floor 16
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  • Concord
  • One Concord Farms, 490 Virginia Road
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  • Silver Spring
  • 10720 Columbia Pike, Suite 500
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  • Frederick
  • 7315A Grove Road
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  • Atlanta
  • Druid Chase Park, 2801 Buford Highway, Suite 180
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  • Honolulu
  • 1601 Kapiolani Blvd., Suite 900
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  • Sacramento
  • 2151 River Plaza Drive
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  • San Mateo
  • 2800 Campus Drive, Suite 200
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  • San Diego
  • 7676 Hazard Center Drive, Suite 531, Mission Valley Office Center
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  • Baltimore
  • 300 E. Lombard Street, Suite 1020, Center for Integrating Education & Research in Schools


Primary sectors

Monitoring / Evaluation
Events / Training
Research & Development
Climate Change
Procurement Process
Data Management
Financial Services
Performance Measurement

Contract Awards

Reading for Ethiopia’s Achievement Developed (READ) Monitoring and Evaluation Project21 January 2015

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
21 Jan 2015

U--USAID Quality Reading Project17 September 2013

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
17 Sep 2013

USAID contract in Saudi Arabia, South Africa: AID674M0006000031 December 2005

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
29 Jun 2011

USAID contract in Malawi: AID690M0006000231 January 2006

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
29 Jun 2011

USAID contract in Malawi, United States: AID690M0004002604 January 2006

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
29 Jun 2011

USAID contract in Malawi: AID690M00040025015 December 2005

United States Agency for International Development - USAID
29 Jun 2011