ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment (ACTI), 2013-2018

Through a contract with USAID, Nathan Associates is providing technical assistance and training to accelerate implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint. Based in Jakarta and with a satellite office in Myanmar, our team is assisting regional and national groups in meeting goals in the following areas:

ASEAN Single Window. The project helps connect the 10 national single windows of member states to the ASEAN Single Window to enable electronic exchange of data for cargo clearance and, ultimately, reduce the cost of doing business.

Trade and Investment. The project is helping the private sector institute and harmonize business standards in sectors prioritized for integration. With standards in place, especially for common definitions of inputs and final products, consumer can have confidence in the quality of goods.

Small and medium enterprises. The project trains entrepreneurs, especially women in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, in business development and operational skills.

Energy. The project trains officials from member states to deliver clean energy and energy-efficient technologies to ensure sustainable economic growth.

Information and Communication Technology. The project is strengthening ASEAN’s capacity to implement its ICT Master Plan.

Myanmar. The project is assisting the Government of Myanmar in implementing its framework for economic and social reform and is supporting U.S. economic cooperation with ASEAN and the ASEAN-U.S. Partnership Program.

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