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Nathan Supports Implementation of W-GDP Grant to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

Nathan Supports Implementation of W-GDP Grant to Empower Women Entrepreneurs

ARLINGTON, August 13, 2020 – On August 12, 2020, the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Fund announced $122 million in progress and partnerships under the initiative. Launched in February 2019, the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative is the first-ever whole-of-government effort to advance global women’s economic empowerment. One of the newly announced partnerships is the Women Entrepreneurs Amplifying Ventures and Economics (WEAVE) in Vietnam and Indonesia program, which aims to support and empower 15,000 women entrepreneurs running small and growing businesses in those two countries. WEAVE will comprise three phases of a “learning journey” for ...
Report Highlights Importance of Federal Spending on Semiconductor-Related Research to US Economic Growth and National Security

Report Highlights Importance of Federal Spending on Semiconductor-Related Research to US Economic Growth and National Security

ARLINGTON, July 6 – Nathan Associates recently completed a study for the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), finding that US Government spending (related to programs funded by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, National Institute of Standards and Technology) spurs private sector R&D in the semiconductor industry, and that increasing federal funding for semiconductor-related research from $6 billion to $13 billion in the next five years will add $161 billion to GDP and 500,000 new jobs to the economy by 2029. These finding are significant because semiconductors are the building blocks of all electronics – from smartphones, ...
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Kyrgyz Republic increases enterprise competitiveness with Nathan assistance

ARLINGTON, June 29 — With the support of Nathan technical experts, on May 14 the President of the Kyrgyz Republic signed a law simplifying tax collection processes in a manner that will boost the competitiveness for enterprises across the country. Experts from Nathan provided technical assistance to the Chamber of Tax Consultants of the Kyrgyz Republic to develop the draft law . Previously employers were required to retain tax information and submit tax payments to two government bodies, requiring duplicative tax record-keeping and multiple filings. The new law transfers administrative responsibility for state social insurance contributions to the State Tax ...
Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on microfinance in Bangladesh

Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on microfinance in Bangladesh

LONDON, June 08 — The microfinance industry in Bangladesh reaches more than half of Bangladesh’s 160 million people – mostly low income people – with financial and non-financial services with little or no public subsidy. Bringing together our practical experience of working with and supporting this sector, including implementation of UK Department for International Development’s flagship financial sector programme in the country – the Business Finance for the Poor programme, Nathan Associates has produced a think piece that assesses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this essential “safety-net” for the poor and vulnerable. The report recommends a series of ...
Examining the impact of COVID-19 on women's economic empowerment

Examining the impact of COVID-19 on women’s economic empowerment

Arlington, May 7 — As part of Nathan’s work with the Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment & Equality, our experts assisted in the development of a Policy Brief to inform and guide governments, businesses, community leaders, and decision-makers on how to better consider and examine the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s economic empowerment. The brief includes action-oriented recommendations on how COVID-19 response and recovery efforts can better promote women’s economic empowerment outcomes. The current COVID-19 crisis deeply impacts women, men, girls, boys and other genders differently. While men make up the majority of those who have died from the virus, ...
Nathan’s Sirgo Reviews Updated SEER Cancer Statistics from National Cancer Institute

Nathan’s Sirgo Reviews Updated SEER Cancer Statistics from National Cancer Institute

ARLINGTON, April 28 — The latest annual federal data on mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States became available on April 15, 2020. The data reports on rates of mesothelioma diagnoses during 2017, 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 2016, the estimated number of overall mesothelioma diagnoses decreased from 3,255 to 3,120. The estimated number of mesothelioma diagnoses for male individuals decreased from 2,506 to ...
Myanmar joins ASEAN SINGLE WINDOW

Myanmar joins ASEAN SINGLE WINDOW

ARLINGTON, April 6  — Myanmar recently joined the ASEAN Single Window (ASW), with the support of Nathan projects. Access to the ASW enhances the ability of Myanmar’s private sector to engage in trade at preferential tariff rates with ASEAN countries. Myanmar’s electronic exchange through the ASW will reduce the time and costs of processing the documents needed to qualify for ASEAN tariff preferences that facilitate trade within the region. USAID’s Transparency and Inclusive Growth Activity, in partnership with the Myanmar Customs Department, hosted a well-publicized launch ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw on March 6th. The Union Minister of Planning, Finance, ...
Nathan Hires Chief Growth Officer Darryle Conway

Nathan Hires Chief Growth Officer Darryle Conway

ARLINGTON, November 20 — Nathan is pleased to announce that Darryle Conway has been appointed to the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer. Conway will lead Nathan’s growth strategy and diversification initiative. In the role of Chief Growth Officer, which represents a new position for Nathan, he will be working across the firm to leverage current work and past performance into new markets and clients. “Mr. Conway’s expertise in successfully executing growth campaigns and capture strategies will be a tremendous asset to Nathan as we move forward with our diversification efforts, and we’re excited to bring him on board,” ...