Global Initiatives

Worldwide Hydrocarbons Assistance

CLDP is serving as a key partner for the Energy Governance and Capacity Initiative (EGCI) – State Department-led multi-agency effort to provide a range of technical and capacity building assistance to the host governments of countries on the verge of becoming major oil and gas producers. EGCI’s core objective is to help these countries establish the capacity to manage their resource revenues wisely and to manage their resource endowments in a manner that maximizes value and transparency. As one of the U.S. agencies providing technical assistance under EGCI, CLDP leverages the expertise of its lawyers and experts to help countries establish commercial law frameworks that incorporate the best practices in contracting, accounting and taxation that are essential to attracting foreign investment in a country’s hydrocarbon sector.
 

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CLDP in Action

February 23, 2012
CLDP Chief Counsel Stephen Gardner celebrates the founders of CLDP.

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.