MENA Regional Program on Contract Enforcement

May 31, 2016 - June 2, 2016

On May 31-June 2, CLDP led a six-country regional workshop on contract enforcement best practices, involving delegations of judges, lawyers, and academics from Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia. The program was led by U.S. Federal Judge Jed Rakoff, U.S. Department of Commerce Senior Counsel Sara Zdeb, and international experts from the private and public sectors. The program covered topics related to contract enforcement including case management, court automation, and court procedures that are in accordance with the World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators ‘Enforcing Contracts’ methodology. It also encouraged the use of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. The program focused on ensuring regional cooperation on creating specialized commercial courts, implementing eFiling systems, and increasing the use of ADR centers. The exchanges resulted in action plans for each country and regional activities, which CLDP will continue to support.

This workshop is part of CLDP’s efforts to increase MENA regional trade and investment, including with U.S. companies and investors seeking to do business in the region. It is funded through the U.S. State Department's Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). 

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CLDP in Action

October 30, 2017 - November 3, 2017

CLDP’s Michael Cofield and Yulia Melara facilitated U.S.-based Consultations on certification levels in procurement training on October 30 through November 3, 2017, in Washington, D.C. by hosting five delegates from the Training Center within the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic for visits and discussions with U.S. government, commercial, and academic providers of procurement training, as well as with practitioners involved in implementing public-private partnerships in the U.S. regarding procurement training, certification levels, and related matters.

Read More about U.S. Consultations on the Government Procurement for 5 delegates from the Training Center within the Ministry of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic