Nathan Associates Chief Economist Bruce Bolnick and Managing Associate Alexander Greenbaum gave a presentation March 22 at a USAID-sponsored roundtable discussion on corruption and economic growth. The presentation, Fighting Corruption: Prevention vs. Enforcement, focused on the links between corruption and economic growth and on economic reforms that can be used to fight corruption. It was based in large part on analysis carried out under the Anticorruption Interventions in Economic Growth project.
The presentation elicited lively debate among the participants, who included representatives from other companies, that, like Nathan Associates, are prime contractors on the USAID SEGIR Macroeconomics II indefinite quantity contract. USAID’s Economic Growth, Agriculture and Trade (EGAT) and Democracy and Governance (DG) Bureaus were also represented at the knowledge-sharing forum.
The roundtable was one of a series of events that EGAT sponsors under the Macro IQC. Dr. Jim Elliott, USAID’s Macro II cognizant technical officer, commented, “One of the other attendees told me it was one of the best presentations yet, and I find myself in agreement with that appraisal.”
Download the talking points (PDF).