Latin America and the Caribbean

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...

Colombia, Free Trade Implementation Activity, 2014-2016

The purpose of USAID Facilitando Comercio is to assist Colombia in meeting its commitments to trade facilitation under the Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, which took effect May 15, 2012.The project is advancing compliance at an operational level and assisting the government in formulating part...

USAID Regional Trade and Market Alliances Project, 2013–2016

Nathan Associates is improving trade facilitation and market access for agricultural value chains in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. The project is supporting these countries in achieving inclusive economic growth through interregional trade and exports and...

Colombia Signs New Customs Decree Facilitating Trade

April 12, 2016—Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos in March signed a new Customs Decree that will facilitate trade processes and improve economic competitiveness.The decree strengthens protections against risky cargo while facilitating the clearance of items that do not represent risk,...

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...

Panama’s Puerto Armuelles Terminal to be Studied for Revitalization

September 3, 2015—Nathan Associates Inc. will study reactivating the terminal at Puerto Armuelles to spur economic growth in Panama’s western region and further boost Panama as a multimodal logistics center. The firm was formally retained this week by the Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) through...

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]...

Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Develop Frequency Band Analysis and Proposal, 2015

On behalf of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU), Nathan Associates evaluated the frequency band plans of six Caribbean countries. We conducted a comprehensive review of frequency allocations, proposed changes to each national frequency allocation table to advance harmonization of...

“¿Aló, Cuba?” A New Era for Telecoms in Cuba?

Aubrei Barton August 18, 2015--In February 2015, Netflix made a risky, but strategic, decision to expand into the country where few people have internet access.  Only 1 in 5 people in Cuba own mobile phones, and 1 in 200 have access to broadband. Potential for Telecom Expansion While most...

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