Light Manufacturing Sector Assessment for the Guatemala Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD).
The goal is to identify opportunities for achieving development objectives through the growth of the private sector, particularly via the light manufacturing sector. The project aims to identify constraints (regulatory or otherwise) to reaching that growth, as well as the interventions needed to remove those constraints, with a particular focus on three industries: apparel, textiles, and electronics.
Palladium Intl., LLC
Analysis of the Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 225 (Program Principles for Trade and Investment Activities and the “Impact on U.S. Jobs” and “Worker’s Rights”) and its impact on the potential activities USAID may deploy in the Guatemalan garment and textile industry.
Analysis of the Automated Directives System (ADS) Chapter 225 (Program Principles for Trade and Investment Activities and the “Impact on U.S. Jobs” and “Worker’s Rights”) and its impact on the potential activities USAID may deploy in the Guatemalan BPO services industry.
AGEXPORT (Guatemalan Association of Exporters)
Assessment of revenue alternatives, including a consulting firm spin-off. Summer 2017
High Impact Roadmap for three Export Sectors: i) manufacturing, ii) non-traditional agriculture, and iii) IT. Summer 2016. Below you can see the preview of a couple of news articles on the event when we presented the results:
VESTEX (Guatemalan Apparel and Textile Industry)
Development of different labor policy proposals. It resulted in the implementation of a demand-side subsidy to promote youth employment (“Mi Primer Empleo”). 2011
Analysis of the industry, with a special focus on labor productivity, minimum wage, part-time legislation, and labor practices. Co-authored with Hugo Maul and Jaime Diaz. 2007.