Exploring Innovative Approaches to Collecting Agriculture Technology Adoption Data: A Pilot Study for India

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

End of Program Evaluation of Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund (BICF)

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

Technical Assistance on Study of Ethiopian Roads Authority and Road Sector Modernization and Institutional Transformation

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

Liberia, Assessment of Competition in Telecommunications Market

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

Final Evaluation of Key ACP EU Trade Assistance Programmes

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

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