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Mandela Economics Scholars in Trade Negotiation Exercise

Date: 2001-2005 Nathan Associates led simulated trade negotiations for 35 Mandela Economic Scholars as part of a workshop held May 2-5, 2001, in Arlington, Virginia. The simulated negotiations were led by Lance Graef, Vice President of Nathan Associates’ International Trade Policy Group (photo), and C. Michael Hathaway. Both are former U.S. trade negotiators and consultants for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) free trade area negotiations under a USAID contract for Mozambique. The Mandela scholars divided into seven delegations and engaged in lively mock negotiations on half a dozen difficult issues now facing SADC negotiators. Francis Moloi, a Mandela scholar in the ...
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Jordan’s National Strategy to Alleviate Poverty

Date: 2001-2005 4/30/2002 The half million Jordanians who wake up each day in poverty have reason to hope. In May His Majesty King Abdullah launched a comprehensive social safety net program to combat poverty at all levels and boost the skills and resources of the country’s most disenfranchised families. Billed “Poverty Alleviation for a Stronger Jordan” and based on a report by the Ministry of Social Development, the strategy was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in June. Nathan president attends strategy launch After attending the May ceremony launching the poverty alleviation strategy, Nathan President John Beyer recalled the U.S ...