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From Sustainable Companies to Sustainable Economies: Corporate Governance as a Transformational Development Tool

Aleksandr Shkolnikov, Andrew Wilson, For democracy to deliver, reform efforts must focus on improving economic institutions as well as political structures. Despite some impressive growth figures, many fragile democracies continue to face pressing economic and social problems of poverty, infrastructure decay, limited access to basic resources, and lack of private sector jobs. Read more…

Business Associations, Business Climate, and Economic Growth: Evidence from Transition Economies

Aleksandr Shkolnikov, John D. Sullivan, Kim Eric Bettcher, Interest groups are rarely portrayed in a positive light. In economic theories of regulation, collective action, and rent-seeking, interest groups are commonly perceived as seeking some form of redistribution through a political process. Read more…

Corporate Governance for Emerging Markets

Corporate governance has become an essential tool for improving corporate performance and advancing the development of market-oriented democracies. Good governance practices maintain the integrity of business transactions and in so doing strengthen the rule of law and democratic governance. A powerful antidote to corruption, corporate governance clarifies private rights and public interests, preventing abuses of both. Read more…

Improving the Corporate Governance Framework and Transparency in Publicly Owned Enterprises of Kosovo

In 2006, the Riinvest Institute for Development Research completed the project ‘Improving the Corporate Governance Framework and Transparency in Publicly Owned Enterprises in Kosovo. This project aimed at introducing and publicizing for the first time in Kosovo modern concepts of corporate governance based on Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Principles, and analysing the gap that exists between these principles and the current state of corporate governance in Publicly Owned Enterprises (POEs). Read more…

Entrepreneurship Development and National Youth Policy of Pakistan

130 students, young entrepreneurs, and decision‐makers came together to develop the following policy recommendations for the draft National Youth Policy of Pakistan at a conference organized by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI), and the Ministry of Youth Affairs. The Youth Conference, which focused on entrepreneurship development, was the first‐ever opportunity for youth in Pakistan to provide feedback directly to policymakers. Read more…

Strengthening Local Democracy in Russia: the Case for Business Associations

When Russia began its transition to a private enterprise economy, one of the most pressing challenges was to develop a strong small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector. Small private firms and entrepreneurial energy were vitally needed to stimulate the economy and create jobs in place of contracting state-owned enterprises.1 They are equally needed today for the development of a healthy civil society upon which democracy depends. Voices of independent business are rising to counter the increased government ownership and control of the economy embodied in “state capitalism.” Read more…

The Public Governance System: Building Dream Cities in the Philippines

Kim Eric Bettcher, On August 30, 2007, the mayors of three Philippine cities proudly reported to the third Public Governance Forum on some remarkable changes occurring in their cities of Marikina, San Fernando, and Tagbilaran. These cities are becoming more competitive, more livable, and more responsive to the aspirations of their citizens. The changes in each city are the product of a common vision – a vision developed through consultation and realized through sound planning methods. Read more…

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