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Nathan Awarded USAID Public Financial Management (PFM) II IDIQ

Nathan Awarded USAID Public Financial Management (PFM) II IDIQ

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded Nathan Associates the five-year Public Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Public Financial Management II contract valued at $475 million. This IDIQ assists developing countries along the path of self-reliance and resilience through the strengthening of PFM systems and better macroeconomic, trade and investment policies. The contract supports effective governance through the provision of assistance to national and sub-national governments to collect and manage public funds in an effective, transparent and accountable manner, and the adoption of policies that reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth. The new IDIQ will build on ...
Standards and Trade Development Facility

Nathan to Conduct an Evaluation of the Standards and Trade Development Facility

Nathan is pleased to announce they have been awarded a contract to conduct an external evaluation of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF), which assists developing countries in implementing international sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) standards, guidelines and recommendations to gain and maintain market access. STDF is a global partnership and trust fund, established by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the World Bank, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2004. Members of the Nathan team and STDF Secretariat in front of the Centre William ...
New Update of USAID Collecting Taxes Database Released

New Update of USAID Collecting Taxes Database Released

The 2017/18 update expands the database and provides the public with more information on tax performance. The Collecting Taxes Database visualization tool, which allows users to interact with the data through graphs and charts. On August 24, 2018, USAID went live with the updated version of its Collecting Taxes Database (CTD), which was updated by Nathan under the Leadership in Public Financial Management II Project. This database is a compilation of internationally comparable statistics about taxation designed to provide policymakers, practitioners, and researchers with the means to conduct cross-country analysis on domestic revenue mobilization (DRM). It is part of a ...
Nathan Selected by USAID to Help Facilitate Trade in Central America’s Northern Triangle

Nathan Selected by USAID to Help Facilitate Trade in Central America’s Northern Triangle

ARLINGTON – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently awarded Nathan Associates Inc. the five year, $17M Central America Regional Trade Facilitation and Border Management (CA-RTFBM) Project, which will support economic integration and trade facilitation efforts in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Through close engagement with national governments, the Central American Economic Integration Secretariat (SIECA), and other counterparts, the Project aims to address regional integration and trade facilitation challenges by increasing operational efficiency and harmonizing procedures at the borders, strengthening legal frameworks, boosting border management and private sector capacity, and improving border control capacity ...
Nathan Opens Houston Office, W. Marc Schwartz Joins as Senior Vice President

Nathan Opens Houston Office, W. Marc Schwartz Joins as Senior Vice President

Nathan has further expanded its presence in the United States with the opening of a downtown Houston, Texas office. The Houston office will offer Nathan’s wide range of integrated expertise reflected through its four business lines—International Development, Litigation & Expert Services, Infrastructure Project Development & Finance, and Advisory Services—to address clients’ complex business and development challenges from a holistic perspective. Nathan’s leadership is also pleased to announce that W. Marc Schwartz has joined Nathan as Senior Vice President, Litigation & Expert Services, and will be anchoring the Houston office. Schwartz is a recognized financial expert bringing to Nathan more than ...
US-ACTI Chief of Party Tim Buehrer Moderates ERIA-AmCham Briefing

US-ACTI Chief of Party Tim Buehrer Moderates ERIA-AmCham Briefing

On July 13, the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia (AmCham Indonesia) and the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) hosted the first in a series of briefings on economic issues affecting the private sector in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Panelists discuss non-tariff measures at the ERIA-AMCham briefing on July 13, 2018. Left to right: Dr. Timothy Buehrer, Mr. Nararya Soeprapto, Mr. Brasukra Gumilang Sudjana, and Dr. Doan Thi Thanh Ha. Photo: ERIA Nathan’s Tim Buehrer, Chief of Party for the ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project, moderated the briefing, “Addressing Non-Tariff Measures in ...
Nathan Presents Critically Important Findings from the Moldova Trade Corridor Assessment

Nathan Presents Critically Important Findings from the Moldova Trade Corridor Assessment

On July 18, 2018, Nathan presented its Trade Corridor Assessment (TCA) of Moldova in a high-level ceremony in Chisinau, Moldova. The TCA is a critically important deliverable completed as part of the USAID/Moldova funded Moldova Structural Reform Program. The TCA lays the foundation for many of the activities that will ultimately improve Moldova’s ability to trade across borders and integrate the country further into regional and global markets. Doug Muir, COP of USAID’s Moldova Structural Reform Program, presents analysis from the Moldova Trade Corridor Assessment at the July 18 event. Photo: USAID Moldova Structural Reform Program Opening remarks at the ...
Vietnam USAID Customs

Nathan to Launch USAID Trade Facilitation Program in Vietnam

ARLINGTON – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) selected Nathan to lead the five-year, $21M Trade Facilitation Program, which will help Vietnam implement a risk-based approach to border clearance. Over the past two decades, Vietnam has become one of the most open economies in the world; however, inefficient border procedures are preventing Vietnam from improving its trade competitiveness. Vietnam’s regime of “specialized inspections” costs traders time and money, hurting SMEs the most, while not necessarily achieving their objectives of public health or environmental protection. The Government of Vietnam has tasked the General Department of Vietnam Customs (GDVC) to ...
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