Worldwide—Support for Trade Capacity Building (TCBoost)

Client: U.S. Agency for International Development

Duration: 2008-2011

Region: Worldwide

Country: Regional

Solutions: Governance

The DAI/Nathan Group (DNG), a joint venture between DAI and Nathan Associates, provided assistance in assessing and prioritizing trade capacity needs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington and USAID regional and country missions. Under TCBoost, lead firm Nathan—with support from DAI and the DNG consortium—designed and implemented a wide variety of trade-related projects, including customs reform, export diversification and competitiveness, trade policy reform, trade facilitation, and trade-related labor market adjustment. The DNG consortium for TCBoost includes Associates in International Resources and Development, Development & Training Services, Sandler Travis Trade Advisory Services, and the QED Group.

Sample Activities

  • Customize analysis and research for USAID missions.
  • Conduct needs assessments on specific topics, such as customs reform, for missions.
  • Lead short courses for USAID staff and host country partners on a variety of subjects.
  • Produce best practice guides for missions.

Select Results

  • Provided training and technical assistance services on economics, labor environment and gender, trade policy and capacity building, business environment reform, and value chain development.


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