CLDP Leads Franchising Workshops in Algeria and Tunisia

September 18, 2017 - September 26, 2017
CLDP Franchise Workshop in Setif, Algeria

CLDP led franchising workshops in Algeria and Tunisia from September 18-26, 2017. In Algeria, CLDP organized introductory workshops on the concept of franchising, led by international franchising experts, in Setif on September 18 and in Oran on September 20. In Tunisia, CLDP led an introductory workshop on franchising on September 25, and a meeting of the Franchise Business Club on September 26. Both Tunisia workshops are being co-organized with AC Franchise. CLDP's franchise programming in Algeria and Tunisia is part of an effort to promote entrepreneurship and economic development, funded by the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative.

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October 21, 2018 - October 24, 2018
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CLDP in Action

September 24, 2018 - September 25, 2018

On September 24-25, in Manama, CLDP led a workshop and focus group on government tendering in cooperation with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bahrain, Bahrain Businesswomen Society and several government contracting agencies. The workshop focused on Bahrain’s recent reforms to promote set-aside programs for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Such programs aim to set aside a set percentage of public contracts to be awarded exclusively to SMEs. The workshop was the fourth meeting led by CLDP and MOICT, and largely focused on electronic procurement mechanisms and online registry to move forward on the pilot program to promote the use of SMEs in public procurement. In implementing the pilot program, MOICT has considered incorporating many of CLDP’s recommendations, including creating a small business oversight body, online registration system, and online advertising platforms that are similar. While the pilot program is expected to be launched in early 2019 for three government agencies, CLDP expects to continue to provide technical assistance on SME procurement reform to help make small business set-aside programs a reality.

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