Transparency & Governance

CLDP provides support to governments seeking to improve the level of transparency in laws, regulations, agreements and other practices affecting business or trade.

Government Procurement

CLDP advises host governments in their efforts to develop efficient, transparent, and impartial government contracting infrastructure. Such programs address accession to and compliance with international government procurement agreements, implementation of necessary legislative and regulatory frameworks, and the training of critical contracting personnel.


CLDP holds consultations with lawmakers, government officials and the private sector that focus on ensuring clarity and openness in legislative drafting.


CLDP supports government efforts to develop notice and comment procedures for policy setting and rule-making in addition to developing freedom of information policies and procedures. CLDP programs also focus on developing ethics policies and financial disclosure statements for government workers and defining appeal and protest rights and procedures for courts and agencies.

Regulatory Bodies

CLDP organizes technical assistance and skills training for regulatory bodies to build their institutional capacity to conduct audits and investigations.

Judicial Opinions

CLDP works with judges to improve the efficiency and organization of judicial opinions.

Upcoming Programs

CLDP in Action

November 12, 2015 - November 17, 2015

CLDP helped organize a third Meeting of the Afghanistan-Central Asia Working Group on Standards in Washington, D.C. on November 12-13, 2015 and November 16-17, 2015. The program focused on energy efficiency and included presentations on the national priorities of each respective country, a discussion with U.S. companies and Standards Developers interested in investment within the region, and site visits to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Energy.