Transparency & Governance

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.

October 31, 2011 - November 8, 2011

Judicial Education Workshop for the Iraqi Higher Judicial Council

As part of CLDP's ongoing support of the Iraqi judiciary in the area of commercial law, CLDP and the Federal Judicial Center in Washington DC organized workshop for senior judiciary officials on judicial education for current Iraqi judges.

October 10, 2011 - October 11, 2011

Ukraine: Workshop on Government Procurement for the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

On October 10-11, 2011 CLDP co-sponsered the National Seminar on the Revised WTO Agreement on Government Procurement in Kyiv, Ukraine.  The seminar provided participants with information on the most complicated provisions of the revised WTO Government Procurement Agreement as well as the details of the negotiations process. 

September 27, 2011

Afghanistan: Contract Rights and Obligations Lecture

In September 2011,  the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) conducted a “Contracts Rights and Obligations” lecture for members of the Afghan legal community, including the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI), faculty and students from Kabul University. During that time, two leading International Contracts lawyers for the United States also led a CLDP workshop with the Afghan businesses on what to expect in planned matchmaking sessions with the participating U.S. companies and on the basics of international business partnerships.

June 19, 2011 - June 22, 2011

Egyptian Ministries Work Toward an Open and Transparent Government

In cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, CLDP held an inter-ministerial roundtable to discuss the four foundations of open and transparent Government; an effective anti-corruption system; an ethics system, transparency, and a strong civil service.

May 10, 2011 - May 11, 2011

CLDP Private Sector Integrity Conference

CLDP in conjunction with the Qatari Public Prosecution office, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Development (OECD) organized a Private Sector Integrity and Economic Development in Gulf Countries conference on May 10-11, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.

March 31, 2010 - April 10, 2010

Judicial Capacity Consultations

In preparation of future judicial training in Libya, three high ranking Libyan Court officials visited the United States to meet with agencies and organizations specializing in judicial decisionmaking and training.

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.