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Nathan Initiative Puts Focus on Women as Economic Force

April 21, 2015-Nathan Associates has long incorporated women’s empowerment in the firm’s economic policy work, taking innovative and creative approaches to gender issues. Because of our expertise and our commitment to inclusion, we have assembled a team of specialists in gender integration and identified this practice as a cross-cutting specialty. Please see our special page for more on how we integrate gender into creating business enabling environments, developing the private sector, and facilitating trade, just to name a few areas ...
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Launch of ASEAN Women’s Entrepreneur Network

June 6, 2014 Businesswomen in ASEAN Member States can now share experiences and promote a favorable environment for women’s entrepreneurship through the ASEAN Women’s Entrepreneur Network (AWEN). The ASEAN Committee on Women created AWEN and hosted a launch event on April 23, 2014, in Hanoi with 60 businesswomen in attendance. The launch was held with the support of the ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI) project, which Nathan Associates manages on behalf of USAID, U.S. State Department, and ASEAN. U.S. firms Google, Motorola, and Procter and Gamble contributed their ...
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ASEAN Delegation Starts Dialogue with US on Promoting Rights of Women and Children

May 2, 2012- With support from the ASEAN-U.S. Technical Assistance and Training Facility, managed by Nathan Associates, the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) spent 10 days in Washington DC and New York City initiating discussions on how to address serious matters affecting women and children in Southeast Asia, including prenatal and maternal healthcare, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, and human trafficking. The ACWC delegation consisted of representatives from all ten ASEAN Member States as well as the ASEAN Secretariat. In Washington DC, ...
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Peru-Andean Trade Capacity Building Project Officially Begins

February 17, 2011?USAID formally launched Facilitando Comercio, a $17 million three-year project managed by Nathan Associates, at a press conference and reception attended by U.S. Ambassador to Peru Rose Likins, Peru?s Minister of Foreign Trade Eduardo Ferreyros, USAID Mission Director Richard Goughner, the project?s Chief of Party Elena Conterno, as well as project stakeholders, consultants, and members of the business community. The purpose of Facilitando Comercio is to strengthen the ability of national and local government to fulfill the objectives of the US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement and improve the climate ...
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Colombia Customs Clearance Receives Nathan Support

August 15, 2014?Colombia will modernize its customs procedures\r\nwith assistance from Nathan Associates. The assistance, under a two-year, $2.7\r\nmillion contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development, aims to\r\nboost Colombia?s ability to benefit from liberalized trade with the United\r\nStates. \r\n\r\n Colombia?s customs administration (DIAN) expects to improve\r\nits import processing times for both cargo and express shipments and implement\r\nan advance ruling system. The project will also support the Ministry of Trade\r\n(MinCIT) improve its single window for foreign trade, and promote U.S. and\r\nColombian cooperation on technical regulations through development of\r\nstandards. \r\n\r\n The project, ...
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Wallar Retires From Nathan After Career Dedicated to Public Service

James G. Wallar, Nathan Associates Inc.’s senior vice president for international development, is retiring after seven years with the firm and a career in public service spanning more than three decades. “It’s always sad to leave good colleagues and good work,” he said. “I just decided there should be something next in my life.” The impact of Jim’s labors extends well beyond Nathan—where he strengthened the organization, inspired colleagues, and helped expand the firm’s presence in Southeast Asia—and his career at the U.S. Treasury Department. Over the years, he contributed ...
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Indian Gaming Industry Report, 2009-2010, Released

Recession and Public Policies Curb Industry Growth December 10, 2009?Dr. Alan Meister, author of the annual Indian Gaming Industry Report, attributes the slower growth of Indian gaming in 2008 to the recession. The slowing growth pattern of previous years, however, was the result of public policies designed to restrict the supply of Indian gaming. Frequently cited by the press, the report is a trusted resource for government and regulatory agencies, investors, and the industry itself, as well as associated industries. According to the report, revenue from Indian gaming facilities was ...
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Livelihood of 1,500 Sri Lankan Women Restored After Tsunami

Joining hands with Sri Lanka’s coir industry, the USAID-funded Competitiveness Program managed by Nathan Associates distributed 500 coir spinning reels to village women. “When the tsunami washed away thousands of homes along Sri Lanka’s southern coast last December, hundreds of village women lost their spinning reels in the disaster. Spinning reels are simple hand-turned machines used to spin coir fiber into yarn and yarn into rope, which is then sold to a weaver. Operated by three women usually from the same household, the reels allow each woman to earn 100 ...