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ASEAN-USAID IGNITE Launches ASEAN Digital Integration Index

ASEAN-USAID IGNITE Launches ASEAN Digital Integration Index

Arlington, November 12 – USAID, through the ASEAN-USAID Inclusive Growth in ASEAN through Innovation, Trade and E-Commerce (IGNITE) project, developed the ASEAN Digital Integration Index (ADII). This index measures the digital integration implementation across all ASEAN Member States. The inaugural ADII offers a fixed point for ASEAN to begin reviewing progress in implementing the ASEAN Digital Integration Framework (DIF) and developing a pathway for digital transformation for ASEAN Member states. This transformation will further assist in COVID-19 recovery efforts and build resilience for MSME’s. This report presents the key findings ...
RFP: Technical Assistance on Government Stakeholder Engagement on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs) and Gender Integration (GI) in Uganda

RFP: Technical Assistance on Government Stakeholder Engagement on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs) and Gender Integration (GI) in Uganda

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: Technical Assistance on Government Stakeholder Engagement on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs) and Gender Integration (GI) in Uganda Subaward under Nathan’s grant, Increasing Salience and Strategic Engagement for WEE, WECs, & GI (Gates Foundation) 1. Background Nathan Associates was awarded a grant to assist civil society organizations and advocacy coalitions in specific countries, regional fora, and international organizations in allocating and prioritizing gender considerations in budget and policy initiatives to further economic equity. This project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will ...
Nathan launches Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem Activity in Vietnam

Nathan launches Workforce for an Innovation and Start-up Ecosystem Activity in Vietnam

ARLINGTON, VA, September 2, 2021  – On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Support for Economic Growth in Asia (US-SEGA) program—funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of State — launched the Workforce for an Innovation and Start-Up Ecosystem (WISE) activity — a two-year, US$ 2 million pilot activity with Vietnam’s Ministry of Planning and Investment’s National Innovation Center (MPI/NIC). The launch, a hybrid virtual and in-person event held in Hanoi, was attended by 100 representatives from government and industry. The event was livestreamed ...
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Nathan wins Digital Connectivity Program in the Philippines

ARLINGTON, July 1 – Nathan is excited to announce it is expanding its work in digital connectivity with the award of the USAID $33.4 million Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) Activity. A partnership with USAID/Philippines, BEACON builds on Nathan’s long history of working in the Philippines and Southeast Asia and demonstrates Nathan and USAID’s expanding commitment to the growth of the digital economy. The BEACON Activity will begin at an important moment both in the Philippines and globally. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the need to fast-track the expansion of ...
Subgrant RFP: Increasing Salience and Strategic Engagement for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs) and Gender Integration (GI)

Subgrant RFP: Increasing Salience and Strategic Engagement for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs) and Gender Integration (GI)

Under the Gates Foundation-funded grant entitled “Increasing Salience and Strategic Engagement for Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE), Women’s Empowerment Collectives (WECs) and Gender Integration (GI)”, Nathan seeks to award a subgrant for technical assistance on government stakeholder engagement in Kenya. The purpose of this subgrant is to advance local information gathering about the important stakeholders, policy priorities, and socio-political dynamics that influence the government at the national and state level in Kenya. This information will feed into broader strategic engagement plan on advancing funding and programming for WEE, WECs, and GI ...
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Nathan’s Sirgo Reviews Updated SEER Cancer Statistics from National Cancer Institute

ARLINGTON, April 16 — The latest annual federal data on mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States became available on April 15, 2021. The data reports on rates of mesothelioma diagnoses during 2018, as determined from “cancer registries” from a sampling of hospitals in the United States. The rates of mesothelioma diagnoses for male individuals (and overall) appear to be decreasing or flat except for female individuals (where the rate is flat or increasing). Since 2017, the estimated number of overall mesothelioma diagnoses decreased from 3,167 to 2,830. The estimated number ...
Nepal Invests is Launched by CDC, FMO and SDC to Accelerate Investment in Nepal

Nepal Invests is Launched by CDC, FMO and SDC to Accelerate Investment in Nepal

Market building platform will support foreign direct investment into Nepal. Developed by leading development finance institutions and development partners, collaborating to strengthen Nepal’s recovery from COVID-19. This is the first initiative of its kind in Nepal – it will support the promotion of entrepreneurs and private, innovative activities in Nepal CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution, FMO, the Dutch development bank and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC have launched Nepal Invests, a platform that will drive increased investment into the country. This group comprising of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) ...
Stimson Board of Directors Elevates Susan Chodakewitz to Chair

Stimson Board of Directors Elevates Susan Chodakewitz to Chair

ARLINGTON, March 3, 2021 – The Stimson Center Board of Directors unanimously elevated Susan Chodakewitz to Chair at a recent meeting in February. The Board also expressed its appreciation for the service of former Chair David Lane, whose tenure was marked by strong growth across the organization. Chodakewitz, who was elected to the Board in 2018, is an accomplished senior executive with a notable track record in the private sector. She brings a wealth of experience to the position of Chair, having worked with the Federal Government and commercial industry, as ...