Shaping the New Development Agenda

On December 9, CIPE hosted a panel discussion to talk about the new Sustainable Development Goals and the role of the private sector in the future of international development. Watch a video about the event here.

CIPE Director, Board Member Chosen for Business Ethics List

CIPE's executive director, John D. Sullivan, and board member Michael Hershman are among the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics as chosen by Ethisphere. Read more or see the whole list here.

Meet the Youth Entrepreneurship Pioneers Of Peru and Nepal

Read how the young entrepreneurs who graduate from programs profiled in CIPE's latest case studies on Nepal and Peru are making their countries better.

News & Events

FEDN Member Estanislao Named to Ethisphere’s Top 100 in Business Ethics

Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) Steering Committee Member Dr.

Global Editorial Cartoon Competition Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, DC – In a competition that provided a venue for artists from around the world to provide a

Resources & Publications

Using a Trade Agreement to Address Corruption

Article at a glance

  • The recently negotiated World Trade Organization Trade Facilitation Agreement will simplify customs procedures. A key outcome of these changes is less opportunity for corruption related to the import and export of goods.
  • This article discusses key Articles of the Agreement and how each one reduces corruption risk.
  • The long phase-in approach provided for in the Agreement, the flexibility afforded to developing countries, and the opportunity for technical assistance during implementation are additional factors that encourage adoption of the Agreement.

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem: A Study on Barriers to Growth in Tunisia and Egypt

Article at a glance

  • This article summarizes the main barriers to entry and growth as experienced by entrepreneurs and business owners in Egypt and Tunisia, and looks at regional differences within each country, differences between formal and informal enterprises, and differences by gender of business owners.
  • Top barriers to growth in 2013 were reported to be political instability and public disorder, administrative inefficiency, and restrained access to finance. Even among formal businesses, informal mechanisms often compensate for the absence of effective state institutions and the rule of law.
  • Administrative reforms and deeper investments in infrastructure and human capital are needed to build the business-friendly ecosystem needed to generate jobs, grow the economy, and create opportunities for all citizens

Read the original Stanford study here.

Development Blog

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