Southeast Asia and the Pacific

CLDP is engaged in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands in support of two government-wide initiatives to help meet the region’s critically important need for high quality infrastructure.

  • Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network (ITAN); which aims to streamline and strategically deploy US government tools that promote private sector investment in infrastructure in the Indo-Pacific in a comprehensive and cohesive manner.
  • Asia Enhancing Development and Growth through Energy (AsiaEDGE); which aims to strengthen energy security and promote energy access across the Indo-Pacific.

CLDP works with governments in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands to develop transparent legal and procedural frameworks to oversee complex infrastructure projects. CLDP's efforts help build the lndo-Pacific region's capacity to attract high quality investors and developers, procure sustainable, high-standard infrastructure, and reach financial close on projects.

Countries within CLDP’s Southeast Asia portfolio include Thailand, Cambodia, Burma (Myanmar), Malaysia, Timor Leste, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and the Pacific Islands.


Goal: CLDP has been working with law schools in Burma (Myanmar) since 2018 to improve understanding of commercial arbitration. Developing commercial arbitration is an important indicator that a country is ready for foreign direct investment.

Program Areas:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)


Goal: With a focus on Public-Private Partnerships and procurement, CLDP has been working with the government of Timor-Leste to enhance the legal and regulatory frameworks for public-private partnerships as part of the Infrastructure Transaction and Assistance Network (ITAN).

Program Areas:

  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Energy
  • Judicial Reform

Upcoming Programs

There are no events for this region at this time.

CLDP in Action

April 21, 2020 - April 23, 2020

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