Africa

Leadership in Public Financial Management II, 2014-2018

Public financial management is inseparable from a country’s ability to achieve economic development that is socially inclusive and equitable. The public budget, for example, fuels investment in infrastructure and in basic services, such as health and education. Sound budget administration requires...

The Gambia, Gambia Submarine Cable Company Business Plan, 2015–2016

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Nathan is assisting the Gambia Submarine Cable Company (GSC) in determining an appropriate business plan and management structure. The GSC is specifically licensed to  operate the ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) submarine fiber optic cable landing station in The Gambia, and other facilities necessary...

Botswana Boosts Trade Capabilities with Dedicated, Multipurpose Website

May 2—The Botswana Trade Portal has been successfully completed and is now the primary source of information on trading across Botswana’s borders. The portal will contribute to improving the transparency and accountability of transactions, and efficiency of trade.A trade portal is a comprehensive,...

Southern African Trade Ministers Approve Comprehensive Trade Facilitation Program

April 11, 2016—A final version of the Southern African Development Community’s Comprehensive Trade Facilitation Program (CTFP) won approval last month by trade ministers of the community’s 15 member states.The program offers a blueprint for SADC’s member states to reduce regional trade barriers and...

Impact of Competition Reforms on Enhanced Welfare in Developing Countries, 2012-2015

Nathan India is providing Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS) International research support for the Competition Reforms for Enhancing Welfare (CREW) project. The purpose of the project is to develop an approach to evaluating the impact of competition reform on consumers and producers in...

Women’s Economic Progress in the 20 Years Since Beijing Has Bright Spots, Shadows

September 30, 2015—Experts in gender, labor, and inclusive development gathered Tuesday at Nathan Associates to assess women’s economic progress in the 20 years since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was hammered out in 1995. Moderator Louise Williams, a Principal Associate in Nathan...

Denver International's Airport City, a PPP at Work

By Alejandro SchwedhelmAugust 31, 2015—In my last post, I described the role of public-private partnerships in the rise of airport cities. The airport city being developed around Denver International Airport, or DIA, is one of the most ambitious projects of its kind and exemplifies the value of...

Airport Cities Need Public-Private Partnerships

By Alejandro Schwedhelm August 20, 2015—Globalization and world travel have turned airports into magnets for economic growth. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) make it possible to fully realize that growth through a purposely organized, integrated urban environment known as an “airport city”[1]...

Liberia, Assessment of Competition in Telecommunications Market, 2015-2016

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Nathan worked closely with the Liberian Telecommunications Authority (LTA) and analyzed competition in the Liberia telecommunications market in order to define and identify the relevant retail and wholesale markets. This analysis resulted in the definition of three retail markets: (a) mobile voices...

Ethiopia, Logistics Master Plan, 2014-2015

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Nathan Associates assisted the Government of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in devising a comprehensive plan for improving transport logistics. Our logistics and transport experts assisted the government in Reviewing the logistics system;Developing a blueprint, with alternative development...

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