Nathan Associates affiliate Andrew Kleit, Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics at Pennsylvania State University, argues in the Wall Street Journal for more deregulation of electricity markets. Greater competition through deregulation will bring about lower costs for consumers and a … Read More
Nathan has worked closely with leading law firms in India to undertake competition assessment for various mergers and acquisitions in India. Our assessment included understanding the industry including demand and supply as well as the relevant regulation influencing the industry, … Read More
A private developer is in the process of developing Puerto Antioquia, a multipurpose port facility with an estimated investment of US $400 million, located in the Gulf of Uraba on Colombia’s Caribbean Coast and near the city of Turbo. The … Read More
For Michigan State University (MSU), Nathan identified an innovative approach to collect data on adoption of agriculture technology by groundnut farmers in two districts of Andhra Pradesh. Nathan conducted a pilot survey of 800 groundnut farmers in each of the … Read More
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a part of the World Bank Group, commissioned an end-of program evaluation of the Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF), an 8 year fund with two halves of operation. The first which took place prior to … Read More
The Technical Assistance for the Study of Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) and Road Sector Modernization and Institutional Transformation project reflects ERA’s need to redefine its role within the Road Sector and transform and modernize its internal operations. This project intends … Read More
Nathan worked closely with the Liberian Telecommunications Authority (LTA) to analyze competition in the Liberian telecommunications market in order to define and identify the relevant retail and wholesale markets. This analysis resulted in the definition of three retail markets: (a) … Read More
For Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Tiruchirapalli branch, Nathan conducted an impact assessment study of 21 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives that were undertaken by BHEL during the year 2013-14. Nathan first designed the questionnaires for the survey. The team … Read More
Nathan assisted Elsevier Singapore by analyzing its G2G survey data (this survey is conducted annually for all employees in Elsevier). Nathan’s analysis covered data for the years 2012 to 2015 and compared various indicators over the years, business units and … Read More
Evaluating past EU trade programmes
The EU’s share of trade with ACP countries accounts for a small part of its foreign trade. Moreover, this share has declined in recent years, despite decades of tariff preferences in favour of ACP countries under the Cotonou agreement. For most ACP countries – and for virtually all African ACP countries – the EU is the main trading partner. Moreover, ACP exports remain concentrated in a few primary products, which are mainly commodities. Alongside the multilateral liberalisation process, many ACP countries are pursuing comprehensive regional integration processes. However, intra-regional trade is still fairly low in many regions.
A thematic global evaluation of the European Commission’s (EC) support to Trade-Related Assistance in Third Countries was finalised in 2013. The main objectives of the evaluation were to provide an overall independent assessment of the EC’s past and current support to Trade-Related Assistance in Third Countries and to identify key lessons in order to improve the EC’s current and future strategies and programmes.
Nathan is partnering with Transtec to conduct the evaluation of three EU ACP Trade Programmes simultaneously, so as to draw overarching conclusions on good practices and lessons learned, and recommendations regarding previous and recent strategies and programming architectures on how ongoing and future EU funded trade assistance should be designed to be most effective, efficient, relevant and sustainable, with special attention to milestones and complementarity.… Read More