Feature Service Articles
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- The process of globalization and increased rates of urbanization are forcing countries to rethink their approach to economic policy.
- Widespread reluctance to implement comprehensive reforms and burdensome legal and regulatory regimes are impediments to economic growth and entrepreneurship.
- Enterprise Cities, akin to free trade zones, are one possible solution to this problem. These are special jurisdictions with investor-friendly legal and regulatory policies that create the pre-conditions for entrepreneurship and stimulate competition-based growth.
These two articles were the second and third place winners in the Economically Sustainable Development category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
Nigerian Youth and Sustainable Development by Babatunde Olandusu
Article at a glance:
- Sustainable development requires a buy-in from both governments and civil society actors to build sound institutions and create economic opportunities for all.
- Youth can help make development sustainable and home-grown by increasing focus on job creation instead of job seeking, encouraging local business, and investing in their communities.
- Nigerians—not international donors—are the best leaders of and investors in Nigeria’s economic, political, and social development.
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This article was the first place winner in the Corruption category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
Article at a glance:
- Evidence suggests that corruption takes on numerous forms
and continues to run rampant throughout Nigeria.
- Corrupt acts have far reaching consequences that can affect
all levels of supply and demand.
- Nigerian youth should use media tools to promote
transparency, highlight government projects and ministries
that are prone to corruption, and pressure the government
to ensure accountability.
- Youth can help transition Nigerian society away from an
“ends justify the means” attitude by engaging in rallies,
protests, and boycotts against corrupt private and public
A Q&A with Stephenie Foster about the leadership role women play in business and politics.
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- When women are in key positions of leadership, they help institutions succeed. In the same way, powerful women can help their communities thrive.
- By participating in networks, both those they create and those created by others, women can strengthen their businesses or pursue effective advocacy programs.
- Diversity initiatives, quotas, and other programs can be useful tools to increase women’s participation in business and politics.
This year, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) celebrates the 25th anniversary of its founding. CIPE was created in 1983 and is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the history of our organization, the successes and challenges over the years, and – most importantly – what lies ahead and why CIPE’s work is more important today than ever before.Read more...
This article was the first place winner in the Economically Sustainable Development category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.Read more...
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CIPE welcomes articles submitted by readers. Most articles run between 3-7 pages (1000-3000 words), but all submissions relevant to CIPE's mission of building accountable, democratic institutions through market-oriented reform will be considered based on merit. Economic Reform Feature Service articles are primarily geared toward an international, non-academic community of businesspeople, economic reformers, and policy-makers. Specific policy recommendations and articles based on direct experience are encouraged. In addition to articles, we are willing to adapt suitable lectures, speeches, research notes, and academic papers.
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