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.

Legislation

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

Regulation

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.

CLDP in Action

January 13, 2014 - January 17, 2014

From January 13-17, CLDP was in Bamako, Mali to conduct an assessment of the commercial law capacity building needs of the Government of Mali. During the assessment, conducted in coordination with the USAID Mission in Bamako, CLDP met with officials from the Ministries of Commerce, Justice, Agriculture, and public procurement authorities as well as the Malian Bar and the National Magistrate School. The assessment is part of the USAID-funded Feed the Future program and will guide future CLDP programming in the country.