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Who We Are

Bold Ideas. Real Results.

Abt Global is an engine for social impact, fueled by caring, curiosity and cutting-edge research that moves people from vulnerability to security. Whether it's welfare or weather disasters, the environment or economics, agriculture or HIV and AIDS, we address the world's most pressing issues. Our work is diverse and so is our bold workforce. We never fail to ask "What if?" We identify patterns, we search for the best way.



We Make Amazing Things Happen.

Global Staff
Our diverse staff bring bold thinking to the forefront, providing evidence, expert insights, and accountability to drive successful policies and progr...
Our clients span businesses large and small—U.S. and international governments, non-profit organizations, academic institutions, and foundations.
Our Capabilities span from Communications & Behavior Change to Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, to Technical Assistance & Implementation...
Social scientist Clark Abt created a firm to innovate better responses to complex issues.
We’re on the ground in more than 50 countries working at all levels from Ministries of Health to community-based organizations.
Focus Areas
Our Focus Areas span from Education to Food Security & Agriculture and Environment & Energy and Governance & Justice.
Advanced Degrees
Our BOLD THINKERS bring a range of skills that cross methods, disciplines, and geographies to deliver real-world impact.

Mission & Values

Our mission is to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. We are a collaborative, global community, driven by our mission and our commitment to excellence as we strive to meet and exceed the highest professional standards. Our work with vulnerable populations makes a real impact; we are accountable for that work and how we do it. To ensure we’re able to bring our best to clients and colleagues, we promote a healthy balance between our personal and professional lives.

Who We Are quote august 2020

Before joining Abt Australia, I was very impressed with the work they did throughout Asia-Pacific. After meeting colleagues from all over the world, I’ve experienced first-hand Abt’s commitment to client success and talent for putting bold thinking into practice.
Jacqui De Lacy
Jacqui De Lacy
Chief Global Development Officer

Our History

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 Global 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.