Women’s Wage Employment in Developing Countries: Regulatory Barriers and Opportunities

Women are confronted by regulations and policies restricting their labor force participation. These policies impact their ability to earn an income and have decision-making power, as well as impacting the economy as a whole. This report examines legal and regulatory … Read More

USAID Customs Modernization Handbook: Applying Risk Management in the Cargo Processing Environment

Developed under USAID’s Leadership in Public Financial Management II (LPFM II) project, this Customs Modernization Handbook aims to provide a comprehensive guide for Customs agencies to develop an active risk management analysis framework in the cargo processing environment. This handbook … Read More

Foreign Banks and Insurance Companies in Financial Sector Reform in Myanmar and Vietnam: Parallel Journeys, Divergent Paths

The goal of the USAID Burma Private Sector Development Activity (PSDA), implemented by Nathan, is to promote increased broad-based economic opportunities in Burma (Myanmar) by helping lay a foundation of economic governance and stakeholder engagement that promotes its transition to … Read More

Nathan to Launch USAID Trade Facilitation Program in Vietnam

ARLINGTON – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) selected Nathan to lead the five-year, $21M Vietnam Trade Facilitation Program (Vietnam TFP), which will help Vietnam implement a risk-based approach to border clearance. Over the past two decades, Vietnam … Read More

Monitoring and Implementing AEC Investment Policy in ASEAN’s Regional Treaties

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, produced as part of the USAID ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (US-ACTI) project, implemented by Nathan, emphasizes that the AEC should have “more transparent, consistent, and predictable investment rules, regulations, policies and procedures” (para. 28). … Read More

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