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50th Anniversary

It was 50 years ago—on January 12, 1965—that Clark Abt started on his journey in a small Cambridge office to create a place where innovation, bold thinking and creativity could tackle the toughest social issues of the day. Almost 50 years later, Abt Associates has grown into a global company of more than 2,700 employees with offices around the world. Although the company has changed and grown far beyond its early days, one thing remains constant: Abt’s mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. 



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Our Mission & Values

Our Mission

Committed to meaningful change

Since 1965, Abt Associates has been driven by a simple mission: improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.



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Our History

Our History

More than 45 years of bold thinking and impact

From the small team charting new paths in the 1960s to the global company of today, Abt Associates has contributed to some of the most significant policies and programs of the past half-century.



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Our People

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Thought leaders, grounded in evidence and experience

Abt Associates’ Board of Directors, Officers, and Senior Fellows have diverse backgrounds, experience and education, but they share the vision of applying their expertise and energy to make the world a better place.



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At a Glance

Facts and figures about Abt Associates

With a broad scope of work, offices in the U.S. and more than 40 countries throughout the world, and a staff known for its talent and intellectual rigor, Abt Associates works collaboratively to achieve results.



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Selected Clients

Public and private sector partners

We are proud of our many ongoing, long-term client relationships and our high success rate in recompetition for continuing work.



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Awards & Honors

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Accolades for our company and our people

Whether in recognition of the accomplishments of an employee or our entire firm, Abt Associates is proud to be recognized by those who know our work.



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Global Presence

One Global Abt

From Albania to Zambia, Abt Associates has offices in more than 40 countries. More than 90 percent of our in-country personnel are from their local country or region.



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Abt JTA

Abt JTA

JTA is an international health and social sector consulting firm specialized in operating in remote and challenging environments for clients in the international development sector and extractive industries. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors to contribute to long term benefits for clients and communities.



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Abt SRBI

Data for decision-making

Abt SRBI combines high-quality research and analysis to provide timely and actionable information for companies, governments, and other institutions.



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Corporate Materials

For nearly 50 years, we have been a critical resource to governments, international organizations, academia, and foundations around the world.



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Work With Us

Contract vehicles and partner registry—opportunities to collaborate

Abt Associates has a number of contracting vehicles in place to quickly meet our U.S. government clients’ needs. These vehicles offer access to the full complement of Abt Associates services and skill-sets available throughout the company.

Our Partner Registry facilitates relationships with small businesses, universities, nonprofits, other organizations, and consultants to deliver comprehensive, high quality, and innovative solutions to our clients.



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Environmental Sustainability

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A long-term Abt commitment

Success in business must align with environmental and social responsibility. That requires balancing economic and environmental performance in strategic planning and operations. But what does that really mean day to day for Abt Associates?



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Community Engagement

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Driven By Employees, Supported by Abt

At all levels of the company, and in all locations, our employees are involved in the communities where they live and work.



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