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- Revitalizing Serbia’s economy requires encouraging more women to engage in the private sector at the small and medium enterprise level
- Women-to-women mentorship is crucial for supporting and nurturing the growth of women entrepreneurs because it helps build the mentees’ confidence to expand their businesses
- Local women’s business associations, which understand the local challenges that women entrepreneurs face, are great contributors to the entrepreneurship ecosystem for women business owners
Democracy and free enterprise ideas are under attack in Latin America. Despite countless efforts toward reforming economic and political institutions to promote economic freedom, many of these reforms have been perceived as “recipes” imposed by international financial organizations and foreign governments - a costly misperception exacerbated by the top-down approach used to develop public policies that are designed and debated exclusively by technocrats.Read more...
The federal fiscal system in Argentina is in a state of disrepair. Rather than providing equality, transparency, and stability for Argentina’s federal and provincial governments, the system exacerbates the country’s pervasive inequalities, corrupt practices, and instability. One of the reasons for the failures of the fiscal system is lack of civil society participation in the policymaking process.Read more...
Many in the Ukrainian business community believe that the successful resolution of Ukraine’s challenges lies in free and democratic competition, private enterprise development, and property rights. Yet, the business community has rarely united its diverse voices to advocate for policies needed to foster growth and economic freedom. On November 14-15, 2005, CIPE and its partners the Institute for Competitive Society (ICS) and the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR) did just this.Read more...
During the 1990s, the Republic of Montenegro struggled to establish itself as an outpost of economic reform and democratic development in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Faced with economic and political opposition from the Belgrade regime of Slobodan Milosevic, the tiny republic has been struggling to develop its own institutions in an attempt to insulate itself from the disastrous effects of Milosevic’s isolationist and self-serving rule. A key element of Montenegrin President Milo Djukanovic’s government’s strategy to strengthen Montenegro’s economy and survive the difficult relationship with Serbia was to develop robust economic institutions and effect hard-hitting reforms to strengthen the private sector. The importance of private sector ownership and control of the economy, as well as the need to create sound independent financial institutions around which such an economy could flourish, were the priorities upon which the government developed its program of reforms.Read more...
Following the fall of the Milosevic regime, the government of Montenegro was presented with the opportunity to become an example of stability and growth in the Balkans. While restricted by short-term political uncertainty as it redefined its relationship with Serbia, Montenegro began moving ahead with crucial elements of its reform program targeted at stabilizing its economy and preparing for regional and international trade and competition.Read more...
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