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Improving Literacy for More than 3 Million Malawi Children

Abt Associates will refine Malawi’s early-grade reading assessment system, improving educational outcomes for the country’s estimated 3.6 million primary school students under the four-year “Assess the Learners” project with USAID.

Expanding Clean Energy Lending in Central America

As technical lead for USAID’s Climate Economic Analysis for Development, Investment, and Resilience activity (CEADIR), Abt Associates conducted national assessments of clean energy lending in Central America and trained bank staff on financing clean energy projects.

Participants’ Income Grows Through HUD Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Participants in two HUD-funded Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) programs gained more than $10,000 in increased income over a five-year period as a result of participation in the program, at a net cost to the government of only $276 per participant. Read more of the findings in a new cost-benefit study.

New Evidence Reveals Mixed Trends on Homelessness in America

Two related annual reports on homelessness by Abt Associates find declines in sheltered homeless population but increases in unsheltered homeless, especially in major cities.

Better Technology Improves Governance in Tanzania

Experts at Abt Associates are working to strengthen governance around the world by leading projects that resolve boundary disputes, fight corruption, and improve the efficiency and capabilities of government workers, among other examples.

Announcing the Center for Evidence-based Solutions to Homelessness 

Practitioners and policymakers seeking insights on what works to prevent homelessness have a new resource for reliable information: A center dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness by connecting research to practice.


Abt Perspectives Blog

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Asset-Building Model for HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program Shows Promise for Increasing Earnings and Building Financial Capability

In a policy analysis, I explore the implications of this research for the broader debate about how to help residents of subsidized housing increase their earnings and build assets and financial capability.

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Upcoming Events

  • AERA 2018 Annual Meeting
    Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2018

    Abt Associates staff will share insights at the upcoming 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
    Learn more about this event.
  • MIM Pan African Malaria Conference
    Apr 15 - Apr 20, 2018

    Abt Associates infectious disease experts will present at the 7th MIM Pan African Malaria Conference, held by the Multilateral Initiative on Malaria.
    Learn more about this event.

Questions We're Addressing

Can Changes to Social Security Disability Insurance Rules Encourage More People to Work?

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Is Collaboration an Underappreciated Part of Ending Chronic Homelessness?

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Is a Federal Program Helping Low-Income Adults Get Good Healthcare Jobs?

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Can We Build a Better Criminal Justice System Using a Data Set?

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