Pakistan's Evolving Corruption Landscape

CIPE Senior Program Office Frank Brown recently wrote about Pakistan’s evolving corruption environment in Ethisphere magazine. READ IT HERE

Watch Selima Ahmad on BBC World

Selima Ahmad, founder of CIPE partner the Bangladesh Women's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI), discussed her work with the BBC for International Women's Day. WATCH VIDEO

Building a Future for Syria's Youth

CIPE and its partner the Syrian Economic Forum are working to prepare Syria's displaced youth for a brighter, more democratic, more prosperous future. WATCH THE VIDEO

Bangladesh Partnership Wins Case Study Competition

A CIPE case study on Bangladesh partner BWCCI recently won first place in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation multi-stakeholder case study competition. READ MORE

News & Events

"Pakistan's Evolving Corruption Landscape" featured in Ethisphere Magazine

"Stronger enforcement of international anti-corruption laws is forcing the business community in Pakistan to adapt," writes CIPE Senior Program Officer Frank Brown in a feature story for Ethisphere magazine.

With strong anti-bribery legislation now covering much of the developed world, multinationals are demanding that their suppliers and partners in emerging market countries like Pakistan institute tough new anti-corruption controls. Brown writes about how CIPE has been working with Pakistani firms to adapt to this new reality, ensuring that they can profit from being a part of global value chains while helping stamp out the kind of pervasive corruption that stifles the local economy.

Ronald Coase Institute and CIPE to Sponsor Conference on the Impact of Coasean Research on International Economic Policies and Development

On March 27-28, the Ronald Coase Institute and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) will sponsor a two day conference on the impact and legacy of Coasean research on international economic policies and development. Coase’s ideas about transaction costs, the nature of the firm, the role of government, and the problem of social cost are hugely influential. Coase challenged scholars and policy practitioners to examine real-world institutions, analyze alternative courses of action, and change the way we think about problems.

BWCCI-CIPE Partnership in Bangladesh Wins First Place in Global Partnership Case Study Competition

WASHINGTON, DC – The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) today announced its first plac

Resources & Publications

Supporting Women’s Entrepreneurship Around the World

Article at a glance

  • Through associations, businesswomen can come together to address the social and economic challenges faced by female entrepreneurs.
  • Developing a successful National Businesswomen’s Agenda requires that associations conduct thorough research to identify social, economic, and cultural hindrances faced by women in the private sector. Sound research will boster associations’ advocacy.
  • Dialogue about women’s empowerment must engage male stakeholders. Involving men in conversations about women’s participation in the economy helps policymakers of both genders understand the importance of the legislative solutions being proposed, while also encouraging the challenge of social norms.

Shareholding and Democracy

Article at a glance

  • There is no free, democratic society without a developed capital market; the two are mutually reinforcing.
  • History and contemporary political and economic systems show that democracy and capital markets share many characteristics, principles, and parallel institutions.
  • Shareholding, which appears in its full form in market economies, cannot develop without an open, civic, and democratically-organized society.

Public-Private Dialogue: The Key to Good Governance and Development

Article at a glance

  • An increasing number of policy and governance challenges such as inclusive growth, poverty reduction, government accountability, business integrity, and innovation demand private sector participation in order to generate viable solutions.
  • Public-private dialogue (PPD) provides a structured, participatory, and inclusive approach to policymaking directed at reforming governance and the business climate, especially where other policy institutions are underperforming. Governments that listen to the private sector are more likely to design credible reforms and win support for their policies.
  • Dialogue platforms have proven their ability to deliver results. Practitioners around the world can learn from and apply successful PPD approaches through a new community of practice online hub, www.publicprivatedialogue.org.

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