Inclusion Matters for All Students

More than half of students who are classified as having an intellectual disability are educated in classrooms segregated from their non-disabled peers. It doesn't have to be this way.

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Categories: Education

Internal versus External Validity in Rigorous Policy Impact Evaluations: Do We Have to Choose?

Can researchers give policymakers the right information about what is and is not working for the nation as a whole, especially when research is limited to select pockets of the country? This is not as impossible as it sounds.

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Black Boxes, the Counterfactual, and Bringing Order to RCTs

Abt evaluation experts are engaged in discussions to advance the leading edge of evaluation methods. Recently, Laura Peck and Allan Porowski shared insights on the American Evaluation Association blog AEA365.

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Expenses - the Neglected Half of the Household Budget Equation

To get a full picture of the economic challenges facing Americans of different incomes, we need to consider incomes and expenses together, especially rising expenses for housing, education and health care.

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The Global Progress on HIV and AIDS and the Work That Remains

Despite - and in some ways because of - the success in South Africa and worldwide in the fight against AIDS, much work and many challenges remain.

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Closing the Energy Access Gap in Sub-Saharan Africa

Approximately 1.2 billion people live outside of electrical grids. Of those people, 621 million are in Sub-Saharan Africa. This population meets their electricity needs by spending approximately U.S. $27 billion annually on kerosene, candles, battery torches, and or other fossil fuels powered by stopgap technologies.

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Categories: Clean Energy

Donald Trump will be President. What Does this Mean for Global Action on Climate Change?

Following Donald Trump's upset election victory, the public, pundits and policymakers all over the world are parsing his campaign promises to understand what he will do on a range of issues. On climate change, the question is especially salient.

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Categories: Climate Change

Getting Meaningful Technical Assistance from Webinars: We Can Evaluate That

The field of technical assistance is changing rapidly. Many organizations that provide national and local technical assistance have moved toward the use of "virtual" TA. How can TA providers evaluate webinar-based TA?

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Learning Together: Building Stronger Practitioner-Researcher Partnerships

Promoters of evidence-based policies and practices are seeking to engage practitioners more fully in developing and carrying out technically challenging evaluations — notably randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

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Training Civilian Style: A Veteran’s Perspective on Real-World Impact

Veterans Day is an important observance to honor the estimated 21 million men and women who have served our country. But the importance of veterans is not a one-day affair at Abt Associates.

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