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Manual on Participatory Public Procurement Watch at the Sub-National Level

This manual was produced by the Cambodian organization Silaka with CIPE support. Read more…

Strategies for Policy Reform Volume 3

Kim Bettcher, Teodora Mihaylova, Julie Johnson, Case Studies in Achieving Democracy That Delivers Through Better Governance Major global trends are changing the way we approach international assistance and policy reform. Private sector-led growth has produced enormous opportunities, even as market freedom and access to opportunity remain uneven. Political upheaval has raised hopes for democratic freedoms, yet freedom too often is undermined by poor governance. Read more…

Guide to Youth Advocacy

Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, Maiko Nakagaki, Frank Stroker, Around the world, the future of emerging economies depends on their youth. For progress to take hold, young people must play an active role in advancing democratic and market-oriented reforms. This participation comes in many forms—including voting in elections and engaging in entrepreneurial activity—but it most importantly requires that youth become involved in decision-making processes. When youth have the ability to contribute their ideas and opinions in a meaningful way, they gain a stake in the process, which in turn Read more…

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…

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