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Confronting Corruption in Asia’s New Democracies

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 20:32
Corruption is detrimental to countries’ economies because it leads to reduced productivity, high unemployment, and poverty. In addition to the economic cost, corruption corrodes democracies by weakening citizens’ confidence in their governments. This distrust and disenfranchisement can drive people to … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers Podcast #79 Masoom Sibtain on Women’s Chamber of Commerce in South Asia

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 23:31
This week on CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, Masooma Sibtain, president of the South Punjab Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SPWCCI) in Pakistan, discusses the current state of women entrepreneurs in South Asia. Born and raised in Pakistan, Sibtain … Continue reading →

Democratic Backsliding in Bulgaria

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 21:12
The Institute for Market Economics (IME), an independent economic policy think tank in Bulgaria, has sought to define the main challenges to democracy, investigating their roots and identifying possible solutions. In addition to its research, IME recently conducted two surveys. … Continue reading →

Improving Afghanistan’s Economy from the Bottom Up

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 22:03
CIPE and the local Afghan business community teamed up to develop an initiative that is helping to spur economic growth and create jobs in the provinces. Driven entirely by the provincial business communities in Nangarhar, Kandahar, Balk, and Herat, CIPE’s … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #78 Omowumi Gbadamosi on Economic and Democratic Progress in Nigeria

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 23:18
This week on CIPE’s Democracy that Delivers podcast, CIPE’s Country Director in Nigeria, Omowumi Gbadamosi, discusses economic and democratic progress in Nigeria. Gbadamosi began her career with CIPE in 1988, and the most dramatic change she has seen in the … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #77 Thida Khus on Democratization in Cambodia

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 23:00
Thida Khus is the founder and executive director of Silaka, a non-profit organization in Cambodia. Khus and her family migrated to the United States in 1979 to flee the Khmer Rouge regime. From 1993 to1996, she organized 80 Cambodian-Americans to … Continue reading →

Removing Barriers to Investment in Ukraine

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 01:32
By Eric Hontz and Kathryn Walson Three years after Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity, a centralized, oligarchic power structure has once again taken hold. This has made it challenging to keep the business environment in Ukraine friendly to western investment, as … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #76: Christina Bain on the Role Business and Entrepreneurship Play in Combatting Human Trafficking

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 23:16
Christina Bain, director of the Initiative on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at Babson College in Massachusetts, discusses the role of business and entrepreneurship in combatting human trafficking. As a college professor, Bain teaches her students about the types of … Continue reading →

Democracy that Delivers #75: Mark Oxley and Henry LaGue On Economic Progress in Zimbabwe

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 22:59
Henry LaGue sits down in the field with Mark Oxley, a CIPE consultant in Zimbabwe. Oxley explains how he became involved with the country’s National Chamber of Commerce and CIPE, and he discusses the economic challenges facing Zimbabwe. Specifically, the … Continue reading →

Women Entrepreneurs in South Asia are Critical to the Region’s Economic Growth

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 02:04
Healthy, vibrant democracies must deliver for all of their citizens. Women’s full economic participation, control over their financial circumstances, and greater decision-making power are essential to building gender-equitable political and economic systems. Moreover, it has been shown that women’s economic … Continue reading →

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