Latin America & the Caribbean

CLDP stands ready to provide increased technical assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean. At present, CLDP is working with the Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy under the aegis of the State Department’s Unconventional Gas Technical Engagement Program. CLDP is assisting the efforts of Colombian officials to develop a national policy for the production of coal bed methane by sharing lessons learning from the U.S.’s experience with this type of unconventional gas production. One key challenge that CLDP is addressing is the issue of overlapping lease rights between coal bed methane and coal mining operations, particularly the issue of ensuring due process in any government intervention when leaseholders are unable to voluntarily agree on a coordinated development plan. Please click here to learn about CLDP's results in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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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.