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Nathan Associates
Nathan Associates
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Nathan Associates (Nathan) is an international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results.  Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making. Known for both technical and service excellence and with corporate offices in the US, London, and India and more than 40 program offices around the world, our areas of expertise include international development; infrastructure project development and finance; and advisory services. 

Land markets and investment

Nathan’s practical experience leading the implementation of market systems programs, combined with our experience working on land property rights, is unique to our organisation. We bring an understanding of the socio-economic and functional challenges of land administration as well as the different frameworks, policies, and tools to develop fit-for-purpose solutions for responsible and sustainable land governance. For example:

- Under FCDO's Ethiopia Land Investment for Transformation, we have developed interventions in the land rental, access to finance and agricultural markets to ensure that increased land tenure security generates positive outcomes for the poor and vulnerable populations.

- With GiZ we have applied market systems thinking to analyse land-related challenges generated by rapid growth in the urban and peri-urban areas of Ethiopia’s cities and develop evidence-based policy recommendations that can be sustainably adopted. 



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Promoting financial inclusion

Policy Papers & Briefs
Julio, 2017

With Second Level Land Certification (SLLC), farmers gain increased security of tenure: this incentivises them to invest more in their land.

To allow for this productive investment to take place, the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is working with micro finance institutions (MFIs) to roll out an innovative financial product: the SLLC-linked individual loan.

Accessing longer terms and larger size loans allows farmers to increase the productivity of their land, graduate from subsistence farming, and become more commercially oriented.

Promoting financial inclusion: Developing an innovative SLLC-linked loan product

Policy Papers & Briefs
Julio, 2017

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Ethiopia are offering farmers a new financial product: the SLLC-linked individual loan product

With Second Level Land Certification (SLLC), MFIs have the security of knowing the ownership and exact landholding size of farmers. This has allowed the development of an innovative individual lending product that uses the produce of the land as a form of guarantee.

Enabling access to clean agricultural inputs and technologies: Improving farmer yields and businesses turnover

Policy Papers & Briefs
Julio, 2017

Supporting the agriculture sector

The GoE with technical support from the Land Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme is issuing Second Level Land Certificates (SLLC) to increase the land tenure security of farmers. As a result, farmers are more willing to invest in their land in a productive and sustainable way. However, to allow for increased productive investment, farmers must have access to improved agri-inputs and technologies that are climate smart: this is currently a challenge in most rural areas.