Abt Associates Selected to Apply Climate Expertise to U.S. Development Programming

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Abt Associates is one of four awardees under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Climate Integration Support Facility (CISF) to help USAID bureau and mission staff integrate climate risk management into their programming.

Abt Associates has been selected as one of four awardees under the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Integration Support Facility (CISF), a five-year, multi-award, blanket purchase agreement with a $49.9 million ceiling. The CISF will help USAID bureau and mission staff integrate climate risk management into their programming.

“We are excited to apply our insights and deep expertise in climate adaptation and mitigation into the design and implementation of USAID’s climate support programs,” said Stephen Pelliccia, Division Vice President for International Economic Growth. “Through our contribution, we hope to minimize the effects of climate variability and change on the economic and social well-being of communities worldwide.”

In addition to supporting climate risk management and climate change integration, tasks under CISF also provide opportunities for USAID to build capacity and learn from experiences in implementing climate risk management.

For CISF, Abt teamed with seven partners: Atkins, Clark University, Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, and these four small businesses—Carson+Co Global, Cascadia, Four Twenty Seven and Green Powered Technology.

About Abt Associates
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 10 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. http://www.abtassociates.com

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