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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
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- While a global agreement on how to advance green growth is not imminent, individual countries and companies recognize the benefits of making the economy more sustainable.
- Although economic growth and environmental protection are often perceived to be at odds, there are potential synergies between market approaches and environmental goals provided that a consensus on green growth is built through open public-private dialogue.
- Many firms in industrialized countries and emerging markets alike are already taking advantage of the win-win opportunities of green growth.
These two articles were the second and third place winners in the Democratic Transitions category of CIPE's 2011 Youth Essay Contest.
Democratic Transitions: Not Just About Waiting For the World to Change by Kristen Han
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- Burma’s transition to democracy will prove unsustainable without substantive changes to the country’s political, administrative, and economic institutions.
- Economic growth must be widespread and economic opportunities arise for more than the well-connected few if democracy is to succeed in Burma.
- The Burmese government and its partners in the international development community must prioritize the development of durable, reliable and politically independent institutions.
The “people power revolution” of 1986 represented a landmark in East Asian democratization and remains remarkably relevant to transitions occurring today. Dr. Jesus Estanislao – a government leader during the early stages of democratic transition and subsequently a leader in civil society – shares vital lessons in consolidating transition, launching economic reform, and building the institutions of democratic governance. This article is based on remarks by Dr. Estanislao delivered at a CIPE Middle East and North Africa workshop in March 2012. CIPE has worked with two institutes chaired by Dr. Estanislao: the Institute for Solidarity in Asia since 2004 and the Institute of Corporate Directors since 2007.
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- The experience of the Philippines can be instructive to countries currently undergoing their own democratic transitions.
- Citizenship in a democracy requires responsibility. Rights and privileges must be accompanied by a sense of duty and social responsibility.
- Democratic governance is a process of empowerment and participation. The people and the government both must be invested in pursuing good outcomes.
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
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- 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.
Youth and Politico-Economic Development in Nigeria by Michael Olumuyiwa Kayode
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