USAID's Commercial, Legal, and Institutional Reform Analysis: A Development Approach to Law

Feb 26, 2008Feb 27, 2008
Mercatus Center

The Social Change Project at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University presents a Brown Bag Lecture USAID’s Commercial Legal and Institutional Reform (CLIR) Analysis:  A Development Approach to Law by USAID Senior Law and Development Advisor Wade Channell and USAID Senior Commercial Law Reform Advisors Nick Klissas and  Charles Schwartz.

 The presentation will focus on the US Agency for International Development's (USAID) approach to diagnosing problems with commercial, legal, and institutional reform (CLIR) in developing and transition countries. The methodology presented by Channell, Klissas, and Schwartz is multidimensional, beginning with the system of black letter law and analyzing the implementing and supporting institutions that are necessary for that system to work. They will also discuss their use of this approach on categories provided in the World Bank’s Doing Business Index.