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Nextrade Group is a data and analytics company that helps governments, multilateral development banks, and Fortune 500s to enable trade through technology. Our clients and we fundamentally believe in the power of trade and technology to accelerate economic growth and raise incomes and well-being around the world.

Nextrade Group has been hired by more than 40 clients, most of them many times, to ideate, architect, and build policy-relevant data products, analytics, and business solutions to accelerate the use of such technologies as ecommerce, blockchain, and artificial intelligence in the global trade ecosystem.

We have also created and built seven global public-private partnerships with leading companies, international institutions, and governments, aimed to further the use of technologies and standards to facilitate trade and ecommerce. 

We have built a distinctive track record in pioneering new global databases and initiatives on digital trade. We created the World Bank and USAID's first databases on cross-border ecommerce development, the first digital trade analytics for Asian Development Bank and Inter-American Development Bank, and USAID's first PPP in ecommerce development, Alliance for eTrade Development I and II. 

We are leveraging disruptive technologies in our work, and see particularly vast new opportunities in AI to improve the way economic development is measured and designed. Nextrade has a new AI practice to further solutions to the most intractable questions in international trade and economic development, at the most granular subnational levels. 

We are idea-people that work best on a blank canvas. Nextrade is known to deliver to our clients groundbreaking ideas and new strategic partnerships that help clients create entirely new lines of business and services to their own clients. We do not sit and wait for clients to come: we think 4-5 years ahead, drive the agenda, and define what clients should focus on next.  Our sweetspot is to be the client's R&D and strategy department - in fact, much our work with our clients has first been ideated and developed at Nextrade. We, in short, are in the "Next". Our job is to take our clients there.

Our selected clients include the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, MasterCard, Fedex, eBay, PayPal, Visa, IBM, Magento, Google, TradeKey, Alibaba Group, U.S. Agency for International Development, AusAID, New Zealand Ministry Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. State Department, U.S. Commerce Department, UN Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD), UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC), UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP), Palladium Group, OCO Global, Carana Corporation, Korefusion, Central American Regional Center for the Promotion of MSMEs (Cenpromype), Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean, European Institute for eCommerce Management, ConnectAmericas, South African Institute for International Affairs, Brookings Institution, Bush Institute, and Peterson Institute for International Economics. We have also collaborated with the World Economic Forum. 

Nextrade’s work is creative, rigorous, applied, and actionable. Our technical expertise includes quantitative and qualitative data collection, management, and analysis; audience survey design and fielding; construction of dashboards and data visualizations; statistical and econometric analysis; and development of data pipes, databases, indices, and other analytics based on satellite imagery, social media data, GIS, and AI and machine learning. We have managed complex, data-driven analytical projects, public-private partnerships, and long work streams with senior staff in client organizations; and in several occasions presented our findings on clients’ behalf to minister and CEO-level policy and business leaders worldwide.

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