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.

BURMA (MYANMAR)

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)

TIMOR-LESTE

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

October 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020

 CLDP coaches will be working with the 2 Maldivian Vis Moot teams on written advocacy. The coaches will be conducting weekly webinars with the teams on helping them draft research their legal issues, formulate their arguments, and write their memoranda. First, the teams will focus on writing their claimant’s memorandum. Then, the teams will focus on writing their respondent’s memorandum. Once the teams have completed their briefs, they will focus on preparing their oral arguments. 

CLDP in Action

October 27, 2020

CLDP ran a workshop on developing a financial model for PPPs. Financial modeling is the tool that allows the assessment of commercial feasibility.