Transparency & Governance

March 16, 2010

CLDP Instrumental in Release of Bahrain's New Corporate Governance Code

This event marked the culmination of a three-year effort by CLDP, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the National Committee on Corporate Governance to develop a corporate governance code, under the auspices of the Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Central Bank of Bahrain. The purpose of the corporate governance code is to attract foreign investment and improve the Kingdom's access to capital and financial markets by increasing investor confidence and entrenching transparent, sustainable corporate practices.

January 27, 2010 - January 29, 2010

Workshop on Best Practices in Government Procurement

CLDP provided a workshop with the Moldovan Ministry of Economy and government procurement office to train a professional cadre of government procurement officials to meet the requirements and obligations of the plurilateral Public Procurement Agreement of the WTO.

December 9, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Iraqi Shura Council Consultations

As part of the Department of Commerce's ongoing technical assistance to the Government of Iraq, CLDP organized a consultation in Paris, France, for Iraq's Shura Council. The consultation, organized in close coordination with the Office of Constitutional and Legislative Affairs (CLA) of the US Embassy in Baghdad, was designed to help Iraq's Shura Council streamline its processes for constitutional review.

March 29, 2009 - April 1, 2009

International Best Practices in Government Procurement

In response to the request by the Iraqi government, CLDP organized a four-day workshop to introduce 17 Iraqi officials to international standards and best practices in procurement. The workshop took place in Amman, Jordan from March 29 to April 1, 2009.

April 2, 2008

Automation of Angolan Courts

Following improvements in case management and judges selection, CLDP turned its attention to automation. At the request of the Angolan Ministry of Justice, in 2006 CLDP helped the Angolans realize the next step in judicial modernization: automation of case management.

September 26, 2007

CLDP Holds One-Day Workshop on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for U.S. SMEs Doing Business Abroad

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), through CLDP, held a one-day workshop in Washington D.C. on September 26, 2007.

June 1, 2007 - June 30, 2007

CLDP Hosts First Ever U.S.-Saudi Arabia Judicial Consultations

In June 2007, CLDP conducted the first segment of US-Saudi Arabia judicial consultations in Saudi Arabia. During this program, representatives from the Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the US Federal Judiciary, and the National Conference of State Legislatures met with Saudi legal officials in an attempt to build bridges of communication and a deeper understand of each other’s legal system.

April 9, 2007 - June 15, 2007

Automation Software Training for Angolan IT technicians

In April and June 2007, CLDP worked with the Portuguese and Angolan Ministries of Justice to train two Angolan Habilus administrators, along with Angolan Justice Ministry IT technician Filipe Nascimento and Luanda Chief Judge Augusto Escrivao, in Portugal for two weeks in the administration and maintenance of the Habilus court management software and network.

February 25, 2007 - February 26, 2007

CLDP Helps Bahrain Develop a Three-Stage Program to Increase Transparency in Corporate Governance and Enhance SME Access to Financing

On February 25 and 26, 2007, over 200 participants attended the seminar and roundtable discussions organized by CLDP in cooperation with the Financial Services Volunteer Corps, Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Bahrain Economic Development Board, Bahrain Labor Fund, Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Bahrain Labor Markets Reform Authority to increase transparency in corporate governance and enhance small and medium sized enterprise (SME) access to financing.

December 21, 2006

Administrative Reform Study Tour

CLDP sponsored a one-day program of consultations for a delegation from Yemen that included Yemen's Minister of Civil Service and Insurance and the Minister of Finance. The day focused on state government and administrative reform and included an appointment with the Maryland Secretary of State, Mary Kane, and was a part of a greater study tour organized by the World Bank.