US Consultations for Armenian Government Officials on Monitoring Contract Performance

June 23, 2015 - June 26, 2015
Armenian delegation at the Defence Acquisition University

CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance of Armenia (MoF), held four days of U.S. Consultations on Monitoring Contract Performance in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The goal of the consultations was to provide the five-person MoF delegation with an exchange of best practices and training on how US agencies ensure transparent, effective, and efficient contract performance.

Taking into account specific questions and topics of interest to the Armenian delegation, the consultations included meetings with the Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology; General Services Administration; U.S. Digital Services; Department of Health and Human Services; Department of Defense; Government Accountability Office; Executive Office of The President; and the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)/Defense Acquisition University (DAU), among others.

The consultations included meetings, comprehensive discussions, and site visits with the Office of Federal Public Policy, Commerce’s International Trade Administration, and a number of federal agency representatives on public procurement processes. Through these consultations, the Armenian delegation had an opportunity to discuss the mission, structure, and services provided by these agencies and learn about best practices to strengthen Armenia’s public procurement system.

Upcoming Programs

July 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020

In July, August, and September 2020, CLDP, in collaboration with USTR and the University of Missouri, will provide virtual business fundamental courses to 20 Salvadoran textile representatives. CLDP has partnered with a textile and apparel expert who will conduct group sessions, as well as tailored sessions depending on the needs and businesses of the selected representatives. Lessons will cover business plan development and implementation, mentorship opportunities, local business resources, and personnel management. Furthermore, the sessions will give the Salvadoran textiles representatives the opportunity to begin developing comprehensive plans to effectively disseminate the knowledge they acquire during this program broadly across the industry with other textile professionals in El Salvador. Participants, who represent the Salvadoran private sector, key government agencies, and academia, will continue to engage their U.S. counterparts in this project for the remainder of the CLDP programming throughout 2021. This project is a part of CLDP’s and USTR’s capacity-building program to improve regional prosperity by fostering human and institutional capacity to improve the competitiveness of the Salvadoran textile industry.

July 29, 2020 - September 30, 2020

CLDP initiated a series of virtual meetings connecting Afghan representatives with Ambassador Shahzad Aroybee, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the Czech Republic. The meetings served to discuss how CLDP can work with the Afghan Embassy in the Czech Republic to support Afghanistan’s trade and agribusiness sectors, and to facilitate implementation of memoranda of understanding (MOU) focusing on trade facilitation between the two countries, which are currently being drafted. This series of meetings also connected the Afghan and Czech private sector and business communities, ultimately outlining an actionable road map including a business forum and eventual trade show. Through these conversations, private sector representatives from both countries, along with the Ambassador, discussed the existing barriers to trade between Afghanistan and the Czech Republic, and raised proposed recommendations to incorporate into the plan as the business forum approaches.

CLDP in Action

July 30, 2020

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Russia, Europe, and Eurasia (ORUE)CLDP participated in a video meeting with Javlon Vakhabov, the Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United States on June 25, 2020, to discuss Uzbekistan’s Strategy for the Development of Agriculture in 2020-2030. 

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