October 31, 2014—Nathan Associates is gearing up to execute the four-year, $21 million Leadership in Public Financial Management II (LPFM II) project for USAID. Our development practitioners will channel their expertise in PFM, trade, macroeconomic analysis, and economic policy through a wide range of activities—training, trade and regulatory diagnostics and analysis, country assessments, and communication of applied research and best practices.
The project will be based in Washington, D.C., but will entail plenty of work with USAID missions around the world. Among our first tasks will be to hold seminars for USAID officials on strengthening PFM systems and improving domestic resource mobilization in USAID-assisted countries.
LPFM II will be led by James Wallar, a former senior vice president of Nathan Associates. Nathan Associates will draw on its own technical expertise and the resources of five key partners for LPFM II: Grant Thornton, the Duke Center for International Development at Duke University, Cardno/Emerging Markets, Freebalance, and the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development Studies in Nairobi.
The project officially began on September 26, 2014.