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Global Initiatives

CLDP, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and USAID, conducts global initiatives in key areas of international commerce and development, such as women's econonmic empowerment, energy infrastructure development, and international commercial arbitration. 

Global Energy Transition

As one of the U.S. agencies providing technical assistance under multiple initiatives of the U.S. Department of State, CLDP leverages the expertise of its lawyers and experts to help countries establish commercial law frameworks and improve policies, regulations, model contracts, and guidelines to decarbonize the oil and gas sectors, deliver sustainable energy, and improve the regulatory climate for mineral investment.

Please click here to find out more about CLDP's Global Energy Transition.

Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative

Since 2018, the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) has been actively focused on creating Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programs. CLDP’s technical assistance strives to improve the legal and business enabling environment for women entrepreneurs, lawyers, and other public and private stakeholders in host countries overseas. CLDP’s WEE programs also emphasize improving economic strategies, laws, systems, and policies to advance economic equality on a structural level in our partner countries, in accordance with U.S. policy and international business practices.

Please click here to find out more about CLDP's Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative.

Vis-Moot (Commercial Arbitration)

Along with the U.S. Department of State and USAID, CLDP has developed an educational program to train and mentor law school students in oral and written advocacy and international commercial arbitration. Students use this experience to compete in the international Vis Moot where they simulate aspects of the arbirtration procedure and the use of international commercial arbitration conventions

Please click here to find out more about CLDP's support of the Vis-Moot.

PPP Series

The Public-Private Partnership (PPP) series is a collection of pre-recorded webinars developed for Power Africa and the Indo-Pacific Strategy. PPPs provide an innovative approach to developing major infrastructure projects across the globe, but the development of a PPP requires a significant amount of time and resources. The webinar series details the PPP process, with expert presentations designed to help viewers navigate and understand the key concepts of PPPs. 

Please click here to find out more about CLDP's PPP Series.

Procurement Basics Series (PBS)

The Procurement Basics Series (PBS) is a collection of pre-recorded presentations developed by CLDP and expert advisors. The PBS provides a high level overview of a specific topics and concepts within the procurement domain. These recordings were designed with CLDP's technical assistance projects in mind, particularly as we continue to expand our work in the procurement space. The recordings are stored on YouTube and can be accessed by clicking on the videos below. 

Please click here to find out more about CLDP's Public Procurement Series.

Export Marketing Toolkit for Global Artisans

The Handicraft Export Marketing Toolkit was created to help global artisan enterprises meet the expectations of the international market and increase sales with wholesale customers and professional buyers.  It will also provide government agencies dealing with handicraft export promotion with guidance on establishing training programs to help artisan enterprises meet the expectations of the international market.  The Toolkit is the result of a close  collaboration between the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) at the US Department of Commerce and ByHand Consulting, financed by the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) of the US Department of State. The video series reviews key components and standards in export marketing and readiness that will be useful to artisans around the world.

Please click here to find out more about the Export Marketing Toolkit for Global Artisans.

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