Seminar: Building Algerian Judicial Capacity to Adjudicate Cases Related to the Financing of SMEs

October 20, 2007 - October 22, 2007

In continuation of CLDP's technical assistance to the Government of Algeria since 2005 to build the capacity of a core group of experienced judges to adjudicate cases related to the financing of SMEs (small and medium enterprises), CLDP conducted a three-day seminar in Algiers, Algeria, October 20-22. The seminar was led by U.S. and Algerian expert advisers and included a combination of instruction, practical exercises and meetings with heads of Algerian SMEs. As a result, the participating judges developed a strong base of knowledge of the mechanisms and tools of SME financing; harmonized their interpretations of Algerian jurisprudence as related to SME financing; and are better prepared to analyze contracts and commercial transactions.

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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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