WHAT WE DO
Nextrade Group is a data and analytics company that helps governments, multilateral development banks, and Fortune 500s to enable trade and economic growth 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 is hired, often by repeat clients, 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 built a particularly distinctive track record in driving new global databases and intiatives on ecommerce development. For example, we have pioneered the World Bank and USAID's first databases on ecommerce development, the first digital trade analytics for ADB and IADB, and USAID's first PPP in ecommerce development, Alliance for eTade Development. We have also created and built six 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 see huge 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 don’t “just do the job”: we are know to deliver to our clients groundbreaking ideas and new strategic partnerships that help them create entirely new lines of business and service their own clients more effectively. We also 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. Much our work with our clients has first been ideated and developed at Nextrade.
Our selected clients include the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, MasterCard, Fedex, eBay, PayPal, IBM, Arconic, Magento, Google, TradeKey, Alibaba Group, U.S. Agency for International Development, AusAID, 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), 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, Palladium Group, Carana Corporation, Korefusion, ConnectAmericas, South African Institute for International Affairs, Brookings Institution, and Peterson Institute for International Economics. We have also collaborated with the World Economic Forum.
Nextrade’s work is 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.