W-GDP Initiative

Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic (DR), CLDP has been working with the Government’s (GODR) main procurement agency, the General Directorate for Public Contracting, and the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Small Business to increase access to government contracts for women-owned businesses. With new funding from USAID and the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, CLDP will be expanding its programming in the country to include a broader range of government agencies and private sector stakeholders. This expanding programming will encompass increased support for GODR counterparts on implementing improvements to the country’s regulatory framework to address inefficiencies that result in barriers to access for women-owned businesses specifically and MSMEs in general. CLDP will also provide technical trainings to local government resources intended to support women-owned businesses and MSMEs, and will support the development of effective mechanisms of private-public cooperation.

Upcoming Programs

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CLDP in Action

February 21, 2021 - February 27, 2021

On February 21-27, CLDP, in cooperation with the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR) and the University of Pittsburgh Center for International Legal Education, virtually hosted the 11th annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot. The Pre-Moot is an extensive competition preparing students, lawyers, and law faculty for their participation in the 28th annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot)—the world's premier legal educational program for improving contract resolution through arbitration. The Pre-Moot aims to expand the Vis Moot to underrepresented regions and enhance contract enforcement mechanisms globally. This year, the virtual Pre-Moot brought together over 180 students from 40 teams from the Middle East, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America, and Europe and over 200 arbitrators. To view event schedule, materials, speakers, and participating teams, please visit the event website.