Transparency & Governance

May 28, 2013 - May 30, 2013

CLDP Hosts MENA Regional Conference on Best Practices and Good Governance in Public Procurement

CLDP organized a regional conference on Best Practices and Good Governance in Public Procurement in Casablanca, Morocco in May 2013. CLDP worked with key government-procurement officials from Algeria, Libya, Morocco,and Tunisia to assist in the development of regulations and practices that contribute to transparent and efficient government-procurement systems.

September 13, 2012 - September 14, 2012

Georgia: Workshop on International Best Practices in Public Procurement

CLDP, in partnership with the Competition and State Procurement Agency of Georgia (CSPA), held a Workshop on International Best Practices in Public Procurement in Tbilisi, Georgia. The program featured procurement experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Competition and State Procurement Agency of Georgia, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), to discuss a wide range of topics, including: (1) how the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) functions and the commercial benefits it can provide for Georgian suppliers; (2) an overview of the procurement system in Georgia; (3) an overview of the U.S. government procurement system, and that of U.S. state-owned enterprises such as the TVA; and (4) how the U.S. Government operates in the context of the GPA.

September 10, 2012 - September 11, 2012

Kosovo: Workshop on International Best Practices in Public Procurement

CLDP, in partnership with the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission of Kosovo (PPRC), held a Workshop on International Best Practices in Public Procurement in Pristina, Kosovo. The program featured procurement experts from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Public Procurement Regulatory Commission of Kosovo, and the U.S. Office of Management and Budget to discuss a wide range of topics, including: (1) how the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) functions; (2) an overview of the procurement system in Kosovo; (3) an overview of the U.S. government procurement system, and that of U.S. state-owned enterprises; and (4) how the U.S. Government operates in the context of the GPA.

September 10, 2012 - September 25, 2012

Developing Adequate, Transparent, and Enforceable Environmental Protection Regulation

CLDP, in partnership with the Department of State, provided US consultations to Iraqi officials representing the Council of Representatives, Ministry of Oil, and the Ministry of the Environment on “Developing Adequate, Transparent, and Enforceable Environmental Protection Regulation.” The program comes at a critical time, when Iraq is re-defining its environmental protection policy and core regulations, while taking into account Iraq’s need economic growth and integration into the global economy.
 

August 25, 2012 - August 31, 2012

CLDP Workshop for Iraq’s Procurement Lawyers on Management of International Procurement Risks

As part of an ongoing program of capacity building for lawyers on international procurement for the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq, CLDP, in partnership with USAID Tarabot held a Workshop on “Management of International Procurement Risks” in Istanbul, Turkey from September 25-31. The program featured procurement experts from the George Washington University, School of Law, USAID Tarabot, and CLDP, and was attended by a delegation consisting of the Ministry’s top procurement lawyers. The program comes at a critical time when Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MoE) is playing a key role in the rebuilding of Iraq's economy and is conducting an extensive and important program of investment in power generation.

May 13, 2012 - May 17, 2012

Anti-corruption Work in Egypt

During the week of May 14th, CLDP continued its work with the Egyptian Government to bring more transparency, integrity and ethical conduct into the operations of its ministries.

May 13, 2012 - May 15, 2012

Insolvency Law Consultations in the United Arab Emirates

CLDP and its experts advised insolvency law stakeholders in the UAE regarding the development and implementation of an effective insolvency law for the UAE at a policy conference entitled, "Towards a Legal Regulation of Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy".

February 23, 2012

CLDP Celebrates 20 years!

Begun as a small joint venture between USAID and Commerce to help the Former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe transition to more market-oriented economies, CLDP has expanded to help meet the legal technical assistance needs of more than 50 countries in Eurasia, Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. On February 23rd, CLDP celebrated 20 years of technical assistance in commercial law.
 

November 1, 2011 - November 3, 2011

Open Government Conference in Egypt

CLDP and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), together with the Ministry of State for Administrative Development and the National Anti-Corruption Commission (MSAD), kicked off a three-day Open Government Initiative Conference November 1. The conference addressed government ethics and transparency policies and launched new anti-bribery and civil service reform measures in Egyptian ministries.