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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 ...
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 ...
Nathan Associates

Nathan Recognized as a Leading Expert Firm of the Year, in Numerous Categories, and Two Thought Leaders Honored

ARLINGTON – Nathan announced that four of its experts from the United States and India offices were identified as leading experts in numerous categories in the Who’s Who Legal Competition 2018. Who’s Who highlights the world’s best practitioners that deliver the greatest expertise based on the highest number of recommendations from peers and clients from around the world. “I am gratified that Who’s Who Legal recognized the expertise that my colleagues and I at Nathan have assembled at our firm,” said Stephen Sellick, Nathan Senior Vice President. “I truly believe the qualifications and dedication of our team is unrivaled in ...
Nathan Launches Data Hub with Partners, CGAP and Novix

Nathan Launches Data Hub with Partners, CGAP and Novix

Nathan London has launched an interactive data hub with partners CGAP and Novix, allowing a greater insight into smallholder families’ financial habits across several countries including Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda. This interactive data hub provides over 300,000 data points, providing a plethora of data that can be utilized by organizations and businesses wishing to reach low-income, unbanked and underbanked households and businesses with new financial products and services. The hub has been specifically designed in an easy-to-understand layout, allowing users to access data and digest the information with interactive dashboards by country. The hub also provides in-depth downloadable ...