Recent Publications and Resources

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Report

APEC Women in Transportation Data Framework and Best Practices Report

In support of the Women in Transportation (WiT) initiative of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, Nathan has developed two documents: (1) the 2015 APEC WiT Data Framework and Best Practices Report, which presents a framework for benchmarking and tracking the participation and influence of women as transportation workers, entrepreneurs, leaders and travelers and (2) the 2017 APEC WiT Best Practices Compendium Update, which supplements the 2015 report to include more recent information about government and businesses’ efforts to increase women’s engagement in transportation. The WiT data framework has 5 pillars and 18 priority outcomes. The first four pillars are ...
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Report

Economic Reform and Growth Dynamics Discussion Paper Series

In 2015, as Myanmar prepared for new elections, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) commissioned a set of discussion papers to review Myanmar’s economic status, benchmark its performance relative to other countries, and identify priority policy reforms, investments, and institutional innovations to re-establish the country on a new, inclusive growth path. This effort has been led by Nathan under the Private Sector Development Activity (PSDA) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Connectivity through Trade and Investment project Economic Reform through ASEAN Integration program ...
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Indian Gaming Industry Report

Frequently cited by the press, the Indian Gaming Industry Report is a trusted resource for government and regulatory agencies, investors, and the gaming industry itself, as well as associated industries. The report is the most comprehensive, up-to-date study of Indian gaming available, providing a wide array of nationwide and state-by-state data and analyses. The report provides various data and analyses: Gaming revenue, by state Non-gaming revenue, by state Counts and lists of gaming tribes and Indian gaming facilities, by state Counts of gaming machines and table games, by state Class II vs. Class III comparisons Comparisons of Indian gaming across ...
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Newsletter

SE Asia in Focus

Nathan has been on the ground and actively committed to prosperity in Southeast Asia since the 1950s, working with donors, individual governments, and organizations to unleash the full potential of individual economies and the region as a whole. SE Asia in Focus covers our current project activities in the region. For more information on our capabilities in the region, please contact Rachid Benjelloun at *protected email* ...
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Report

Fintech in India: An analysis of the market, and of the UK’s role in supporting its development

Fintech in India: An analysis of the market, and of the UK’s role in supporting its development was completed in January 2017 for the British High Commission in New Delhi. The report analyzes the Indian fintech sector and recommends 10 areas of focus where the UK can support Indian fintech. The report examines the demand, supply, policy and regulatory environment, and other support functions and enablers of the fintech market in India. Indian fintech has primarily supplied digital payment services, as well as personal finance, wealth management, alternative lending, and data analytics services. However, fintech firms in India have access ...
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Report

APEC Women in STEM: A Framework for Dialogue, Learning and Action

The APEC Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activity is among APEC’s latest efforts to advance women’s economic empowerment throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Prepared by USAID’s US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI) activity, this report sets forth an analytical framework for strengthening conditions for women in the STEM professions. The framework draws on experiences from APEC’s 21 economies, organizing challenges across the key issues of (1) Enabling Environment; (2) Education; (3) Employment; and (4) Entrepreneurship. Each section provides a set of potential interventions that economies, employers, educators and others may consider when undertaking changes and reforms ...
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Report

Women’s Economic Participation in Peru: Achieving APEC Priorities for Gender Equality

USAID’s US-APEC Technical Assistance to Advance Regional Integration (US-ATAARI) activity prepared this report as part of APEC’s efforts to advance women’s economic empowerment. The assessment and report are framed around the five priority areas of the APEC Policy Partnership for Women and the Economy (PPWE): (1) access to capital and assets (2) access to markets (3) capacity, skills, and health, (4) leadership, voice and autonomy and (5) innovation and technology. The report complements Peru’s role as APEC host in 2016. Findings in this report articulate the strongest opportunities for effective, sustainable action that permits greater integration of women into long-term, ...
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Report

A Balancing Act: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Reforming India’s Legal Services Market

“The legal services sector is one of the most restricted sectors, not only in India but also across the world,” this report for the British High Commission finds. “Most regulations including restrictions on the advertisement of legal services, organizational forms that are permissible, and the practicing of domestic law by foreign lawyers and law firms have been in force in the country for more than 50 years.” “Using information collected on perceptions of costs and benefits of reforms through a survey of business enterprises and law firms (consumers and providers of legal services), and secondary research, this study finds that ...
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