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Memorandum of Understanding Between Government of the Republic of Yemen and Yemeni Private Sector

Mohammed Al-Maitami, Mohammed Abdo Saeed Anam, Unofficial Translation This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) sets forth the terms and understanding between the Government of the Republic of Yemen (represented by the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation) and the Yemeni Private Sector (represented by the Federation of Yemen Chambers of Commerce and Industry) to initiate Public and Private Dialogue mechanisms that would lead to private sector engagement in economic growth and sustainable development. Read more…

Administrative Corruption in Lebanon

Dany Haddad, The Lebanon Anti-Bribery Network (LABN) was established by the Lebanese Transparency Association – No Corruption (LTA) as a nonpartisan citizens’ organization embodying the importance of fighting corruption through collective action. LABN brings together grassroot and high-level stakeholders including business owners, civil society groups, and the media, in addition to public sector leaders, to address issues of rule of law and systemic corruption and bribery in Lebanon. Read more…

Access to Information: Benefits to the Private Sector

Dany Haddad, The Lebanon Anti-Bribery Network (LABN) was established by the Lebanese Transparency Association – No Corruption (LTA) as a nonpartisan citizens’ organization embodying the importance of fighting corruption through collective action. LABN brings together grassroot and high-level stakeholders including business owners, civil society groups, and the media, in addition to public sector leaders, to address issues of rule of law and systemic corruption and bribery in Lebanon. Read more…

The CIPE Guide to Governance Reform

Since the end of the twentieth century, it has become clear that free-market, democratic countries enjoy certain advantages in attaining developmental goals, raising the quality of life, and responding to the challenges of a competitive, changing world. The combination of economic and political freedom has powerful effects on reducing poverty and expanding opportunity for citizens of the developed world and emerging markets countries alike. Read more…

Reforming the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Post-Revolutionary Egypt and Tunisia

Amr Adly, After Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi self-immolated in 2010, the Arab region experienced a socially-motivated upheaval unlike anything the world had ever seen. Across the Middle East, Bouazizi and over sixty others sacrificed their lives to convey the despair that emerges from a life without freedom, opportunity, or dignity, particularly for entrepreneurs who are pushed to the informal sector. Read more…

CIPE Pakistan Activities Report 2013

2013 was yet another exciting year for CIPE Pakistan, when the 2013 national elections marked a milestone in Pakistan’s history, the country’s first peaceful transition of power from one democratically-elected government to the next. Read more…

Corporate Governance Manual for Family Firms in the Palestinian Territories

This seminal publication — the first of its kind in Palestine — was informed by extensive consultations with local experts, family firms themselves, and other stakeholders including lawyers and academics. Read more…

Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Majid Shabbir, In a country of around 190 million people, 60 percent are below the age of 25 years. This might of human capital can be converted into a highly productive resource by improving the quality of education, imparting management training, developing skills and providing opportunities to participate in the mainstream economy more effectively.  Read more…

Supporting Youth Entrepreneurship in Pakistan

Majid Shabbir, In a country of around 190 million people, 60 percent are below the age of 25 years. This might of human capital can be converted into a highly productive resource by improving the quality of education, imparting management training, developing skills and providing opportunities to participate in the mainstream economy more effectively.  Read more…

The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Tunisia

Majdi Hassen, In Tunisia, where the 2012 unemployment rate is 18 percent overall, and 34 percent of the unemployed are young university graduates, entrepreneurship is a vital issue. In the wake of the revolution of January 14, 2011, tremendous social pressure has been placed on the new government to create jobs. Read more…

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