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Inclusive, participatory democracies thrive when all citizens, including youth, are engaged. Communities benefit when young people play an active role in the economy and the policymaking process. When youth are active stakeholders, societies become more democratic because governments and markets become more accountable to their citizens.
In celebration of International Youth Day, this month’s Feature Service Article highlights the work of recent CIPE-Atlas Corps Think Tank LINKS alumnus – Bahaa Eddin Al-Dahoudi, Hiba Safi, Huma Sattar, and Lawrence Yealue. Their articulate stance on their country’s political, economic, and social issues highlight how youth are helping strengthen democracies around the world. All of the following pieces were originally posted on CIPE’s Development Blog.Read more...
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- Years of political upheaval and the lack of freedom of association in Pakistan has left business associations and chambers of commerce unable to influence economic policy decisions.
- CIPE worked with chambers of commerce and business associations in order to strengthen their ability to advocate on behalf of private sector priorities.
- Although work remains, this program has made a positive increase in the capacity of non-executive staff members and women’s chambers, and in policy reform efforts.
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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.
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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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