Trademark East Africa Challenge Fund (TRAC)

For developing countries, economic growth through increases in trade is the fastest way to reduce poverty. In the East African Community, this requires improving competitiveness of exports at national and regional level, particularly since the EAC market must operate in … Read More

Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade (MARKET)

Nathan provided technical assistance to strengthen food security in ASEAN’s member states through the Maximizing Agricultural Revenue through Knowledge, Enterprise Development, and Trade (MARKET) project, the fifth under the ADVANCE program. MARKET had three objectives: Strengthen the ASEAN institutional platform … Read More

Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development (SPEED)

Nathan and partner DAI implemented the USAID-funded Support Program for Economic and Enterprise Development (SPEED) Program. Nathan worked with the government and the private sector to strengthen private sector participation in policymaking and to prioritize, build consensus on, adopt, and … Read More

Design Of East and Southern Africa Regional Food Markets Programme

Nathan led the team designing a £35m programme for DFID’s Africa regional department. The programme aims to make regional food staple markets work better, reducing price volatility and supporting growth. The programme is currently being implemented. The design focused on … Read More

Vietnam, Making Markets Work for the Poor

Managed by Nathan, the Making Markets Work Better for the Poor Phase 2 (M4P2) project advanced systemic change in market systems for infrastructure services, agro-processing value chains, and labor so economic growth is both efficient and inclusive of the poor. … Read More

Cambodia, Micro Small and Medium Enterprise 2/Business Enabling Environment

Nathan brought the USAID-funded Cambodian Garment Industry Productivity Center (GIPC) to full sustainability in 2011. The center helps the Cambodian garment industry rise to the challenge of global competition by raising output and lowering costs, developing the industrial skills of … Read More

Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund (FRICH)

The £7.3 million Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund (FRICH) managed by Nathan invited UK and, later, European food businesses to develop innovative, sustainable business models designed to bring more African food products to the UK and Europe. This increased trade … Read More

Nigeria, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Project

In the early 2000s, given Nigeria’s highly dependence on the oil economy and low levels of economic growth, the Government of Nigeria launched the National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS). This strategy aimed to help diversify the economy, boost non-energy … Read More

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