CLDP Hosts MENA Regional Conference on Best Practices and Good Governance in Public Procurement

May 28, 2013 - May 30, 2013
Participants from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia attended the conference.

CLDP organized a regional conference on Best Practices and Good Governance in Public Procurement in Casablanca, Morocco from May 28-30, 2013. CLDP worked with key government-procurement officials from Algeria, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia to assist in the development of regulations and practices that contribute to transparent and efficient government-procurement systems.
 
The three-day conference aimed to promote best practices and strengthen capacity, develop policies consistent with international standards, and encourage SME participation in government-procurement processes.  CLDP worked together with US interagency colleagues, leading academia in the field and multilateral partner organizations in presenting this event.
 
This conference is part of CLDP’s technical assistance provided through the U.S. Department of State - Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). CLDP’s MEPI programs support the U.S. Government’s efforts to assist economic development and to promote an environment that encourages free-market based reforms in MENA countries. 

Upcoming Programs

August 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021

Throughout the quarter, CLDP engaged with numerous experts to prepare and record eight separate sessions on trade topics, specifically designed for Afghanistan’s approximately 25 Commercial Attachés posted throughout the world. In May 2018, CLDP spent one week training the same group of Attachés in a comprehensive course designed for them prior to their departure. This updated training course is intended to provide more advanced training on relevant topics now that the Attachés have been serving in their posts for more than two years.  The topics for these presentations were identified based on consultations with the Attachés and relevant stakeholders in the last quarter. Topics include drafting international contracts, attracting foreign direct investment, negotiation strategies, and two sessions on working trade shows. The series of pre-recorded virtual presentations, including translated copies of the presentations, will be delivered on a rolling basis to the Attachés. In addition, future topics will be recorded and shared with the participants. These virtual recordings will be saved in an online repository, which will be available for any interested party to view, including the private sector. 

March 15, 2021 - May 24, 2021

CLDP in close collaboration with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) trained Bahrain Innovation and Technology Center (BITC) staff regarding filing patents in the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council).  This program was part of a CLDP/USPTO collaboration to conduct over 40 hours of intellectual property training for the BITC.  The program included training on how to obtain patents and copyrights in the US as well as other jurisdictions.  

CLDP in Action

February 24, 2021 - February 25, 2021

On February 24-25, CLDP conducted a workshop on FIDIC contracts for a delegation of Sri Lankan officials from the Attorney General’s office.

Read More about Sri Lanka: FIDIC Contracts Workshop