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

May 2, 2018 - May 4, 2018

On May 2-4, 2018, CLDP conducted a Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Procurement in Chisinau, Moldova.  CLDP organized the workshop in collaboration with the Public Procurement Agency of Moldova (PPA) and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine (MEDT) with support from the U.S. Embassy in Chisinau. The program was attended by 65 public procurement officials from Moldovan government agencies and contracting authorities as well as a delegation of officials from Ukraine. 




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