American Institutes for Research Wins Two New Contracts For Work Overseas

Washington, D.C. – The American Institutes for Research (AIR) has been chosen by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) as one of the firms to be awarded new indefinite quantity contracts potentially worth up to $1.9 billion over five years.

Under two global funding mechanisms—Assistance to Basic Education/Basic Education (ABE/BE) and Assistance to Basic Education/Linkages in Education and Health (ABE/LINK)—AIR will have the opportunity to provide technical assistance and services to improve and expand access to quality basic education, and to develop innovative cross-sector programs in education and health, as well as in social sector investment and planning.

Dr. Lorie Brush will be Project Director for ABE/BE. Mr. Joseph Lombardo will be the Project Director for ABE/LINK. The U.S. Agency for International Development administers the U.S. foreign assistance program providing economic and humanitarian assistance in more than 80 countries worldwide.

AIR’s International Development Program currently manages 33 distinct programs in 26 countries. AIR experts are engaged in a broad range of efforts that include improving educational access and quality, combating child labor, and fighting the spread of HIV/AIDS.

About AIR

The American Institutes for Research, founded in 1946, is a leader in the behavioral and social sciences. AIR is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization engaged in domestic and international research, development, evaluation, analysis, product development, training and technical assistance and assessment.

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