On January 31, JTA International was acquired by Abt Associates to become Abt JTA. Led by the company’s founder, Dr Jane Thomason, Abt JTA’s work encompasses international development, extractive industry solutions, and corporate health services for clients in the Asia-Pacific region. It also works with Australian public and community programs. Abt JTA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abt Associates, a mission-driven, global leader in research 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 among the top 20 global research firms and is recognized as one of the top 40 international development innovators. Abt Associates has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in nearly 40 countries. Read more.