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In this interview, Executive Director of the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE) Ann Bernstein discusses the development paths of India, Brazil, and South Africa and what the experiences of these countries tell us about whether a democratic market-based alternative to increasingly popular authoritarian approaches is emerging in the developing world. Bernstein also discusses the challenges facing these democracies and the reforms needed to strengthen them.Read more...
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- Democratic governance and market economy share the same underlying values of transparency, accountability, fairness, and responsibility.
- A functioning market economy requires a complex institutional framework put in place by a political process that establishes the rules of the economic game through laws and regulations.
- The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) can now showcase 25 years of strengthening democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.
This article was the first place winner in the Economically Sustainable Development category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
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- In Nepal, foreign aid has remained at the very core of development planning over the last six decades, making a powerful case for both international and local actors to focus on sustainable development and address issues of aid dependency.
- Countries like Nepal do need basic necessities such as food and water, but in order for development initiatives to take root they also need growing economies based on democracy and the rule of law, where citizens have business plans and jobs rather than tents and food parcels.
- Nepal’s youth have been finding their own ways to respond to problems around them by initiating projects, creating businesses, and using social media tools to make their voices heard.
- The path to sustainable development is through making sure that economic growth is stable and that citizens, especially youth, have the opportunity to secure a reliable income.
This article is based on a longer piece published under the same title in the International Journal on World Peace, Vol. XXVIII No. 1 March 2011.
China is widely regarded as one of the success stories of globalization. Analysts identify China’s success in terms of high and sustained rates of aggregate growth and per capita national income, the absence of a major financial crisis, and a substantial reduction in poverty. They tend to view these results as the consequences of a prudent, yet extensive, program of domestic deregulation and global economic integration, as well as sound macroeconomic management. The outcome of highly accelerated economic development has been frequently called the Chinese Miracle.Read more...
This article was the first place winner in the Democratic Transitions category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
“India is the world’s largest democracy” is now a phrase which I am sure you are bored of hearing. There is, however, a much less bandied about but equally true phrase: “India is the world’s youngest democracy.”
Today, 54 percent of India’s population is below the age of 25. Over seven out of 10 Indians are below the age of 35. The Population Council of India estimates that there are 315 million people between the ages of 10 and 24. It is estimated that there were 350 million Indians in the politically crucial age group of 15-34 in the year 2000. This number may rise to 485 million by 2030. By 2020, the average Indian will be 29 years old as compared to 37 in China, 45 in Western Europe and 49 in Japan.Read more...
Since the publication of Hernando de Soto's landmark book The Mystery of Capital in 2000, the link between property rights and economic development, especially for the world's poor, has become increasingly well understood.Read more...
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