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.
Since its inception in 2006, Samriddhi, The Prosperity Foundation (www.samriddhi.org) has focused on fostering entrepreneurship as a way of realizing Nepal’s prosperity. For Nepal, which has gone through a long period of armed conflict, one quarter of its population lives in absolute poverty and depends heavily on foreign aid for basic services to citizens. For these people, entrepreneurship offers a sustainable way to work through its problems. Like any country, Nepal has its own unique environment for entrepreneurs and hence the efforts required to foster entrepreneurship vary accordingly. The insecurity and chaos of recent political regimes present particular challenges to developing entrepreneurship. Additionally, because the social fabric in the past has segregated jobs based on caste and gender and profit is generally perceived as a dirty word, initiatives to foster entrepreneurship require intervention from multiple sectors.Read more...
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- CIPE’s virtual mentorship initiative, KnowHow, links business associations in developing countries seeking technical assistance with individual volunteers who have expertise.
- KnowHow helps local organizations become more effective participants in their country’s economy and governance process.
- Although each has a different specific project, KnowHow mentees have a common goal of improving their associations in order to better serve their members and become independent voices in their business communities.
These two articles were the second and third place winners in the Corruption category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
The Cost of Corruptions: A Tale from Indonesia by Riska Mirzalina
Article at a glance:
- While Indonesia is a land of abundant resources, corruption
prevents the country as a whole from benefiting from them.
- The change from a centralized government to a
decentralized government has not had the desired affect and
has actually provided more opportunities and alternate paths
for people to participate in corruption.
- Entrepreneurs, businesses, and associations must unify in
their effort against corruption and bribery. The cost of
not doing so is increased poverty, human suffering, and
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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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