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How Good Governance Got a Bad Name – and Why Governance Still Matters

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 03:08
At CIPE, we’re accustomed to examining problems of democratic and economic development through a governance lens. We wonder how entrepreneurs can possibly succeed when the policy and regulatory environment is stacked against them. We wonder how good policy and regulation … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #73: Majdi Hassen on Economic Reform Initiatives in Tunisia

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:37
On this week’s Democracy the Delivers podcast, Institut arabe des chefs d’entreprises (IACE) Executive Director Majdi Hassen talks with CIPE’s Anna Kompanek about the economic reform initiatives his organization is undertaking in Tunisia. IACE is an independent, non-profit think tank … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #72: Randa Al-Zoghbi on the launch of finance app Tamweely

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 23:03
In this episode of the Democracy that Delivers podcast, podcast guest Randa Al-Zoghbi, CIPE’s Program Director in Egypt, discussed the release of their new app, Tamweely, in partnership with the World Bank. The app is designed to connect financiers to small businesses … Continue reading →

President Reagan’s Call for a Campaign for Democracy Still Applies Today

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 21:40
When President Reagan delivered his Westminster address to Members of the British Parliament 35 years ago today, he predicted the downfall of the Soviet Union and called for a campaign to support democracy around the globe. What Reagan could not have predicted when he made that famous speech was that his campaign to support democracy would be as needed in 2017 as it was in 1982. Continue reading...

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #71: Joshua Muwanguzi and Derrick Magoola Discuss How Entrepreneurship Changes Lives

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 02:01
On a recent trip to Uganda, Henry LaGue, CIPE Program Officer for Africa, and Ryan Musser, CIPE Assistant Program Officer for Africa, sat down with two CIPE-supported entrepreneurship club graduates to discuss how the skills they learned through the club has … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #70: Role of Business in Fragile States

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 02:31
Fragile States continue to garner international attention, and the need to overcome this problem cannot be ignored. They put pressure on the global community by creating devastating poverty and restricted access to basic services for citizens. Fragile States also produce … Continue reading →

Threats to Democracy in Slovakia

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 22:55
By Peter Goliaš, Jozef Hajko, and Michal Piško The Institute for Economic and Social Reform (INEKO), with support from CIPE and the National Endowment for Democracy, conducted a study on the recent trends in Slovakia affecting democracy in the country. … Continue reading →

Reaffirming the Euro-Atlantic Commitment to Democracy and Private Enterprise

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:35
The outpouring of anti-globalist sentiments from both right and left in many western democracies is teaching those of us who support a global economic architecture many valuable lessons on how we should look toward reforming our international institutions of trade … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #69: Oraib Al Rantawi on opportunities for public-private dialogue in Jordan

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 02:37
On this week’s Democracy That Delivers podcast, director of the Al Quds Center for Political Studies, Oraib Al Rantawi, talks about how he moved from being a journalist to the head of the Al Quds Think-Tank. Al Rantawi was a … Continue reading →

Ethics, Compliance, and Oversight in International Development: Lessons from the UK

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 22:02
Although the international development community aspires to noble ends, the firms and organizations therein are not free from the same ethical lapses that can befall corporations with more naked profit motives. Adam Smith International (ASI), the largest international development contractor … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #68: Stone Conroy on How Business Associations Can Help With Peacebuilding

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 00:02
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Senior Manager for Strategic Partnerships at the Alliance for Peacebuilding Stone Conroy discusses the processes and vehicles that organizations can use to resolve conflict. He also discusses the need to engage a wide … Continue reading →

Using Technology to Strengthen Policy Advocacy across South Asia

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 01:39
Throughout South Asia, women in business have faced several barriers to achieving full civic and economic participation. To tackle these challenges, the South Asia Regional Women’s Economic Network has helped amplify women’s empowerment in the region. Supported by CIPE, the … Continue reading →

M&E, Technology and Network Outages in Kenya

Thu, 05/11/2017 - 22:51
This piece originally appeared on the Panopoly Digital Blog.  Last week, I was in Nairobi, Kenya with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and their Kenyan partners from a wide variety of organisations, including civil society organisations and business … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #67: How Property Rights Are Key to Sustainable Economic Growth

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 00:03
On the Democracy that Delivers podcast this week, we are sharing the recording of an event CIPE recently co-hosted with the International Real Property Foundation on the topic The Role of Property Rights and Property Markets in Sustainable Urbanization and … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #66: Maya Eristavi on Georgian Women and their Role in the Business Community

Wed, 05/03/2017 - 03:31
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Maya Eristavi, CIPE’s representative with USAID’s Governing for Growth (G4G) Project, talks about the role of women in Georgia and how women in business have been taking on a larger role in society, … Continue reading →

Meet the 2016 Photo Competition Winner

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 21:08
CIPE is pleased to announce the winner of the 2016 Photo Competition! The theme of the 2016 competition was highlighting creative and inspiring visuals that demonstrate democratic leadership or individuals advocating for democratic values and reform. CIPE received 36 submissions … Continue reading →

Democratic and Economic Development in the Digital Era

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 22:53
In the last decade, new information and communications technologies (ICTs) have become less expensive and more accessible for people around the world. According to the International Telecommunications Union, more than 3 billion people (nearly 47 percent of all the people … Continue reading →

Democracy That Delivers Podcast #65: Nikiru Joy Okpala on How Business Associations Empower Women in Nigeria

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 01:04
On this week’s Democracy That Delivers podcast, National Coordinator of the Association of Nigerian Women Business Network, Nikiru Joy Okpala, talks about how she went from being a young lawyer interested in women’s issues to working in the field of … Continue reading →

Strengthening the Capacity of an Albanian Business Coalition in Policy Advocacy

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 23:33
A CIPE partner in Albania, Center for Economic Research (ACER), recently had a great reason to celebrate: their efforts to have Albania’s tourism VAT decreased had finally been successful. This outcome was the result of and the national tax administration … Continue reading →

Democracy That Delivers Podcast #64: Floreta Faber on How Leading a Business Association is Good Preparation for Being an Ambassador

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 02:28
On this week’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Ambassador of the Republic of Albania, Floreta Faber, discusses her previous role as head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania and how she built the institution into one of the strongest … Continue reading →

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