Improving lives knows no boundaries. When others say it can’t be done, we say it can.

It’s in our DNA. Since 1965, we have brought bold thinking to the fore, providing evidence, expert insights and accountability to drive successful policies and programs worldwide. We collaborate with our clients to achieve the best return on investment and strongest impact by tailoring our approach and delivering the gold standard of integrated business solutions.

Tap into Our Expertise

Research, Monitoring & Evaluation

Abt is a global leader in research, monitoring and evaluation. Harnessing rigorous methodologies—ranging from randomized experiments and rapid cycle evaluations to performance monitoring and in-depth qualitative analysis—we enable decision makers to answer hard questions and solve challenging problems. We know how to test what works, discover why it works, and provide timely evidence-based recommendations to inform important decisions about policy and practice.

Data Capture & Surveys

Our data collection capabilities extend beyond surveys, spanning administrative records, medical record abstraction, classroom assessments and observations, bio-specimens, GPS, cognitive computing, and web scraping. We develop customized solutions to suit clients’ data requests, including web-based applications, automated data harmonization and interactive data reporting. We offer advanced analytics and large-scale data management for client and public consumption, and ensure our products and services meet the highest privacy and security standards.

Digital Transformations

Abt focuses on the technologies, methods, and expertise needed to help our clients solve problems and achieve their goals using a variety of digital and technology-based solutions. We offer mobile-based solutions, look for efficiencies through technology, and provide digital information and data capture to ensure clients have effective handling and processing of large, complex, or unstructured datasets. From Blockchain to cloud computing, our scientists help clients uncover insights through data visualization and dynamic dashboarding, as well as digital information dissemination.

Communications & Behavior Change

Abt draws on a whole-system perspective to combine communications approaches, behavior change theories, formative research and creative design in a methodology that incorporates interpersonal communication, community mobilization, mass media, and policy advocacy. Our multidisciplinary team works across the globe to ensure people are served in meaningful and lasting ways.

Technical Assistance & Implementation

We address the world’s most pressing problems—from infectious disease and environmental factors to educational outcomes and economic security—using sound technical assistance and implementation strategies. Spanning diverse cultures, geographies, and sectors, we enable local stakeholders to drive their own solutions and identify pathways to change through a focused approach on capacity building, collaborative learning and evidence-based practices.

Bold Ideas. Real Results.

Abt Associates is a global consulting and research firm that uses data and bold thinking to improve the quality of people’s lives. From increasing crop yields and combatting infectious disease, to ensuring safe drinking water and promoting access to affordable housing—and more—we partner with clients and communities to tackle their most complex challenges.