Bahrain

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

North Africa Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer and Ecosystem Building

On October 30 – November 1, CLDP will organize a North Africa Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer and Ecosystem Building in Tunis, Tunisia. 

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

North Africa Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer and Ecosystem Building

On October 30 – November 1, CLDP will organize a North Africa Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer and Ecosystem Building Tunis, Tunisia.  

September 26, 2018 - September 27, 2018

Bahrain: Legislative Guidebook Workshop

September 26, 2018 - September 27, 2018
September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

Bahrain: Public Procurement Workshop

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018
April 30, 2018

Bahrain: CLDP Leads Roundtable on New Draft SME Law

On April 30, CLDP led a roundtable and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), AmCham Bahrain and several government contracting agencies to discuss the government’s draft procurement amendments to promote set-aside programs for small-and medium size enterprises (SME).  

April 29, 2018 - April 30, 2018

Bahrain: CLDP Organizes Workshop on Case Management for Bahrain Judiciary

From April 29-30, CLDP conducted a workshop in Manama, Bahrain in coordination with Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice, Supreme Judicial Council on case management and electronic court filing with the objective to share best practices from the United States and UAE that are competent, efficient, and transparent. The workshop focused primarily on case management techniques for judges, and also included sessions on how to train clerks and professional civil servants within the judiciary on how to effectively manage cases.

March 26, 2018 - March 28, 2018

Bahrain: CLDP Conducts Parliamentary Administration and Ethics Training

On March 26-28, in Manama, Bahrain, CLDP conducted two one-day legislative drafting programs for members of the Bahrain Council of Representatives and their professional staff.  Experts from CLDP and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration discussed administrative regulation and ethics in parliamentary bodies, emphasizing the importance of transparency and accountability as legislative offices utilize official funds for administrative matters.  Participants were particularly interested in discerning the types of expenditures that are allowed and prohibited in the U.S. House of Representatives and drew parallels to the Bahraini legislative body.  MPs also discussed regulations prohibiting nepotism, which can be a challenge to regulate in Bahrain.  The Bahraini parliament started a project to draft ethics guidelines in 2015 and believes the draft is ready for parliamentary vote.

February 27, 2018 - February 28, 2018

Bahrain: CLDP Leads Workshop on Procurement Law Reform

On February 27-28, CLDP organized a two-day inter-agency working group meeting in coordination with Bahrain's Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT) to outline a road map to draft a new small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) procurement law in Manama, Bahrain.  The MOICT and US Embassy Manama, requested that CLDP review the draft law and provide comments once the draft is prepared by the working group. In drafting the law, the MOICT has considered incorporating many of the recommendations made by CLDP, including creating a small-business oversight body and technical assistance procurement center for SMEs to strengthen the government procurement system in Bahrain. While the anticipated roadmap includes a preliminary draft delivered by the MOICT and the inter-agency working group (which includes Bahrain's Parliament) by May 2018, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help establish implementation mechanisms to address small-business set aside programs.  CLDP experts included OGC's Senior Attorney, John Guinan, and experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Procurement Law.  CLDP efforts to reform public procurement laws in the Gulf will help standardized international best practices and level the playing field for US businesses overseas.