Transparency & Governance

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.

October 16, 2006 - October 27, 2006

Inauguration of Habilus Case Management Software at the Luanda Provincial Court

CLDP formally launched the use of the Habilus court management software at the Palacio D. Ana Joaquina court building in Luanda, Angola on October 17.

October 9, 2006 - October 13, 2006

Court Automation Software Training

During this program, CLDP staff and advisers and Portuguese Justice Ministry officials trained 12 Luanda Provincial Court officials in the use of the Habilus court management software in Lisbon, Portugal.

October 4, 2006 - October 6, 2006

Court Automation Software Final Testing

CLDP staff and advisers worked with Angolan and Portuguese Justice Ministry officials in Coimbra, Portugal over 3 days to conduct final configuration and testing of the Habilus court management software, prior to its installation and inauguration in Luanda on October 17, 2006.

August 28, 2006 - September 15, 2006

PC and Windows Training for Angolan Court Officials

In preparation for the launch of automation at the Luanda Provincial Court in October 2006, CLDP organized a PC and Windows training for 21 court officials in Luanda.

August 24, 2006 - August 29, 2006

Case Management Implementation and Assessment

During this program, CLDP staff and Angolan trainers traveled to Lubango and implemented modern case management techniques and random selection of judges in the Huila Provincial Court by training 17 court clerks and 2 judges.