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Power Africa and ITAN: Introductions to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Project Finance Overview

On May 28, CLDP held the inaugural webinar of CLDP's public-private partnership (PPP) webinar series. 

Understanding Power Project Procurement- Amharic

Understanding Power Project Financing- Amharic

Ethiopia: Public-Private Partnerships Foundation

On December 19-20, CLDP, in collaboration with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Finance and the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Directorate, held a two-day workshop on PPP fundamentals. The workshop highlighted PPP process, structure economics, project financing, and revenue flow. CLDP utilized the highly-respected APMG PPP Certification Program to distill globally agreed-upon definitions, concepts, and best practices on PPPs.

Practical Guide to Franchising in Tunisia

Guide Pratique d’Export de l'Aartisanat Tunisien vers les États-Unis

Tags: Trade, Tunisia

Iraq Guide for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses

In an effort to promote foreign investment in Iraq, the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), created jointly with Iraqi officials, an Arbitration Guidebook to help Iraqi lawyers in the government and in the private sector draft effective and enforceable arbitration clauses.

 

في محاولة لتشجيع الاستثمار الأجنبي في العراق، تم وضع برنامج تطوير القانون التجاري (CLDP)، بالاشتراك مع مسؤولين عراقيين، وهو دليل تحكيم لمساعدة المحامين العراقيين في الحكومة وفي القطاع الخاص على صياغة فقرات تحكيم فعالة وقابلة للتنفيذ

Tags: Iraq

Understanding Power Project Procurement

Understanding Power Project Procurement

As part of the "Understanding Series" of reference handbooks published by Power Africa, in September 2017, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class legal, policy and regulatory experts to draft a guide on power project procurement. The new handbook, Understanding Power Project Procurement, is the culmination of extensive consultations with public and private sector stakeholders from Africa and the United States. The handbook is intended to serve as a practical resource for decision-makers on the policy and strategy behind the procurement of power projects.

Legal Guide to Investing in Power Generation in Iraq

In an effort to promote foreign investment in Iraq, the Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP), along with other key partners, has been developing material to guide potential investors. The present Legal Guide to Investment in Power Generation in Iraq (“Legal Guide”) follows those efforts by focusing on a sector that is in particular demand by the people of Iraq and accordingly can benefit from private sector involvement.  Specifically, Iraq has suffered, in the past decade, from a chronic power shortage, which has not been alleviated from traditional public sector development and operations. Given the significant gap between supply and demand for power, as well as the Iraqi government’s commitment to this sector, investment in power generation offers considerable opportunities for investors willing to assume associated risks.

The Legal Guidebook is available here in both PDF and EPUB format.

 

Understanding Power Project Financing

As part of the "Understanding Series" of reference handbooks published by Power Africa, in February 2016, CLDP (in partnership with the African Legal Support Facility) brought together a group of world-class legal, policy and financial experts to draft a guide on power project financing. The new handbook, Understanding Power Project Financing, is the culmination of months of consultations with public and private sector stakeholders from Africa, the United States and Europe. The handbook is intended to provide decision-makers with an overview of the structuring of private investment and financing for power projects and insight into the important supporting role that governments play.

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.