50th anniversary
June 2014
Health  |  Social and Environmental Policy  |  International Development
USAID Jordan Mission Director Praises Abt-Led Maternal Health Work During Visit by Abt CEO

Abt Associates President and CEO Kathleen Flanagan visited two Abt-led projects in Jordan in late April, seeing first-hand their progress on improving family planning, reproductive health, and maternal and child health. "Abt has been working in Jordan for more than 15 years - nearly one-third of Abt's 50-year history," Flanagan said.

Researchers at Joint Abt-APPAM Forum Explore New Frontiers in Evaluation; 'What Works'

Governments and non-profits around the world are looking for ways to identify social programs that work and replicate them broadly. The question of how to assess these programs - and the latest methods for doing so - was at the heart of a day-long forum in Washington, D.C., hosted by Abt Associates and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM).

Assessments and Tools Help Indonesia Balance Economic Growth with Environmental Preservation

Abt Associates is building the capacity of Indonesians to take the most environmentally friendly path to economic development. Abt conducted assessments and designed tools to make Indonesia's green development agreement a reality, helping this country balance environmental preservation and economic opportunity for its 250 million people.

Abt Wins $48.6 million USAID Trade Hub and African Partners Network Contract

Abt Associates has won a $48.6 million contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to increase regional trade competitiveness in West Africa, improve food security, and reduce poverty under USAID's Trade Hub Network.



Abt Wins Contract to Evaluate Effort to Improve Workers' Knowledge of Their Rights

Abt Associates and Abt SRBI will evaluate the effectiveness of a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) outreach effort to increase its partners' awareness about workers' rights and violations of those rights among hard-to-reach, vulnerable populations. The DOL effort involves outreach to community-based organizations and stakeholders which serve populations such as veterans; racial, religious, and ethnic minorities; the LGBT community; and people with disabilities.


In the News


Tackling Mass Incarceration
The New York Times profiled Roca, a non-profit that helps disengaged and disenfranchised young people escape violence and poverty. Abt Associates is evaluating the effectiveness of Roca.
Don't Believe the Hype: Students With Disabilities Should Benefit From the Common Core
Abt Associates researcher and Huffington Post blogger Todd Grindal disputes a recent article in The Atlantic that suggests the Common Core educational standards are too tough for students with disabilities.


A Safe Place to Stay: The Struggle to Find Housing for America's Mentally Ill Patients 
A Guardian story quoted Gretchen Locke, an Abt Senior Associate who has researched homelessness for two decades, about the value of supportive housing for mentally ill people. "Stable housing can provide a platform for addressing mental illness that may not have been addressed in the past," Locke said.

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Stas Kolenikov, Abt SRBI Principal Survey Scientist, has been elected as the Education Officer for the American Statistical Association Survey Research Methods Section. He will take office on January 1, 2015.

Deborah Klein Walker, Abt Vice President and Senior Fellowwas recently recognized by the Cambridge Health Department as an official Public Health Hero for her continued support of National Public Health Week and commitment to educating, engaging, and inspiring students who make up the future public health workforce.

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Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research 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 was ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms in 2012 and also named 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. 

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