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 our ongoing work in nearly 50 countries is significant and wide ranging. Our global staff of more than 2,300 people conducts innovative studies and implements remarkable projects.
Abt Associates’ clients include:
- U.S. federal, state, and local governments
- International governments
- International organizations
- Nonprofit associations and institutions
- Universities and foundations