50 Years of Bold Thinking

In a modest office above a machine shop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Clark Abt begins executing his lofty dream—to create a world free of war and poverty. From the beginning, Abt Associates is wedded to applying systems analysis and social science techniques to social and economic problems. The Company grows rapidly, distinguishing itself as an enterprising, mission-driven agent of social change. Over the next 50 years, the boldness and insight of its founder and keen minds and commitment of its staff make good on the Company’s mission to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide.

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