Transparency & Governance

March 1, 2020 - March 3, 2020

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation

CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. judges, will collaborate with the Ukrainian judiciary to implement a three-day workshop on Adjudication of Disputes Related to Antimonopoly and Competition Legislation, where the Ukrainian and U.S. judges will share their experience and expertise on the key priority issues of adjudication of competition disputes. 

December 10, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Ukraine: Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution

CLDP, in collaboration with the Ukrainian legal community, the Ukrainian Supreme Court, and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, building on its earlier programs in Ukraine, will conduct the Workshop on Alternative Dispute Resolution. 

December 9, 2019 - December 11, 2019

Nepal: Workshop on Public-Private Partnership Procurement

On December 9-11, 2019, CLDP will organize a workshop on best practices in government procurement for public-private partnerships in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

November 20, 2019 - November 22, 2019

Dominican Republic: Workshop on Best Practices in Implementing Government Procurement Programs for SMEs

On November 20-22, 2019, in coordination with the Dominican General Directorate for Public Contracting (DGCP), CLDP will conduct a workshop on best practices in implementing government procurement programs for small and women-owned businesses in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

November 19, 2019 - November 20, 2019

Honduras: Optimizing Operations Through Intergovernmental Cooperation and Centrally-Published Information

On November 19-20, 2019, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, CLDP & ITA will conduct a workshop on effective interagency coordination to facilitate comprehensive publication of trade-related and centrally-published information. Participants will include technical representatives from the Honduran and Guatemalan Ministries of Economy, Customs, Health, and Agriculture, and Honduran private sector representatives. During the workshop the Honduran participants will meet with their U.S. counterparts from the Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, Health and Human Services, and the Food and Drug Administration to learn best practices for coordinating across trade ministries and publishing trade-related information in a non-discriminatory, easy-to-access manner. With support from the Honduran-American Chamber of Commerce, the participants will share respective efforts to encourage trade through greater transparency and improve publication practices. This workshop is part of a multiphase effort to promote transparency, cooperation, and coordination within the Honduran government, and to improve interregional trade in Central America.

September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019

Qatar: CLDP Leads First PPP Workshop and Provides Comments on Draft PPP Law

On September 25-26, 2019, in Doha, Qatar, CLDP led its first workshop on best practices in public-private partnerships (PPPs) with an interagency working group comprised of the Qatar Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Office of the Prime Minister, and Ministry of Public Works. The workshop focused on a specific case study on structuring PPPs for waste treatment plants and addressed key concepts such as valuation and cost-benefit analysis of PPP projects. The workshop followed a CLDP assessment and CLDP comments on a newly-proposed PPP law that is expected to become effective later this year. 

September 24, 2019 - September 25, 2019

Honduras: CLDP Conducts Workshop on Technical Aspects of Microgrids

On September 24-25, 2019, CLDP conducted a workshop for the Honduran energy regulator, energy ministry and electricity utility on technical aspects of microgrid regulations. The workshop covered electricity rate design, energy efficiency, and interconnection. The workshop was a follow-up to the CLDP-led study tour in May 2019 to Puerto Rico. The Honduran regulator will be procuring a consultant in early 2020 with the financial assistance of the Interamerican Development Bank to draft the microgrid regulations. Microgrids represent an opportunity for both rural electrification and economic development in rural and industrial areas. Due to the degradation of Honduras's transmission and distribution lines, American companies, particularly textiles companies looking to take advantage of the Central American Free Trade Agreement, have been more hesitant to invest in Honduras for fear of burning out expensive equipment in a power outage. By allowing companies or industrial parks to have their own microgrids, it will spur economic development and job creation.

August 8, 2019 - August 13, 2019

Dominican Republic: Workshop on Best Practices in Government Procurement and Contract Administration for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response

On August 8-9 and 12-13, 2019, in coordination with the Dominican General Directorate for Public Contracting (DGCP), CLDP conducted two workshops on government procurement and contract administration for disaster preparedness and emergency response for more than 100 representatives of Dominican government institutions responsible for citizen security, including the National 911 Emergency and Security System and the Center for Emergency Operations.