CLDP leads a Workshop on Best Practices in Government Procurement in the Dominican Republic

August 9, 2016
DGCP staff, Christopher Yukins (GWU Law School), Althea Kireilis (EOP), Steve Gardner and Daniel Butterfoss (CLDP)

On August 9, 2016, CLDP led a Workshop on Best Practices in Government Procurement in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. CLDP was invited to conduct the workshop by the Dirección General de Contrataciones Públicas (DGCP), the federal government procurement agency of the Dominican Republic, as part of their week-long 10th anniversary celebration. More than 100 representatives from the Dominican government, civil society, and private sector attended the workshop, which featured remarks from CLDP’s chief counsel, Stephen Gardner, as well as presentations from Christopher Yukins, Co-Director of the Government Procurement Law Program at George Washington University Law School, and Althea Kireilis, Chief Procurement and Contract Management Officer in the Executive Office of the President. The event marked the beginning of CLDP’s two-year, USAID-funded project intended to strengthen the Government of the Dominican Republic’s capacity and processes in government procurement, in order to improve citizen security and economic opportunity.

DGCP and CLDP Speakers

Upcoming Programs

February 21, 2018 - March 24, 2018

On February 21-22, 2018, CLDP held a workshop in cooperation with the World Trade Organization (WTO) Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC) for officials from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  The workshop was held at the WTO Secretariat on the margins of the meetings of the Committee for Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures and the Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT).   At the workshop, the Afghan officials discussed with U.S. and WTO experts the procedural and substantive requirements of the WTO SPS and TBT Agreements, and methods for effective engagement in SPS and TBT Committees.  WTO experts also presented on the online tools made available to WTO members by the Secretariat to facilitate timely notifications. 

Following the workshops, the Afghan officials participated in the WTO SPS and TBT Committees, ensuring that Afghanistan has a more active role on issues critical to Afghanistan's trade sector, and provides answers to questions posed by SPS Committee members. 

March 11, 2018 - March 18, 2018

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February 27, 2018 - March 2, 2018

CLDP together with its institutional partner Extractive Resources Governance Program (ERGP) at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, co-hosted a workshop of 13 officials from Pakistan on Establishing an Effective and Independent Regulator in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. 

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