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The Corporate Governance Guide: Family-Owned Companies

Pakistan has been experiencing phenomenal economic growth in the past few years, leading to a sizeable increase in the number of unlisted companies, particularly family-owned organizations. The Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan has recently reported that the total number of non-listed companies has now surpassed the 50,000 mark, in counterpoint to the 5,000 or so companies registered in 2007. The sharp growth in such companies is fueling the growth of Pakistan’s private sector, making good governance even more important for businesses. Read more…

Return of the Left and the Future of Reform in Latin America

This book is designed to help define our collective vision of the future of Latin America in the next five years. As a strategic planning tool, it is more of a broad, general strategy than a highly specific, detailed work plan. We can use it interactively as circumstances change throughout the region. Read more…

Middle East and North Africa Reform: Rooted in Economic and Political Ground

Anna Nadgrodkiewicz, John D. Sullivan, Cairo. Crowded roads and bustling sidewalks. Giant billboards fl ash the logos of top global brands and shiny new office towers and upscale shopping malls rise up to the sky. This is a familiar scene throughout most of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Spurred by record oil-derived revenues, lavish investments catch a visitor’s eye. But from street level the same city looks much diff erent: scores of young people are unable to fi nd work, petty traders eke out living in the informal sector, women face unequal opportunities for employment. Read more…

Building Women in Business: A Situation Analysis of Women Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

Women’s economic empowerment is an inevitable part of development discourse. Excluding women from the mainstream development program, institutionalization of a sustainable development process is just unthinkable. People’s long lasting thrust for a participatory democracy in Bangladesh also requires a sustainable economic growth. Nevertheless, this growth would always be untouchable without active and meaningful participation of the country’s women folks. Read more…

Helping Build Democracy that Delivers

An overview of CIPE's unique approach as an organization that supports democratization as a method of mobilizing the private sector. Read more…

The Practice of Public Policy Dialogue in Botswana, 1988 - 2007

Elias M. Dewah, The Botswana Confederation of Commerce, Industry, and Manpower (BOCCIM) is one of Africa’s most successful national business federations. BOCCIM’s success stems in large part from its commitment to constructive dialogue with the Government on economic and regulatory issues. In the economic circumstances of most developing countries today, especially in Africa, public policy dialogue is no longer an option but should instead be regarded as a way of life that ensures participatory development and economic inclusiveness. Read more…

How to Advocate Effectively: A Guidebook for Business Associations

This guidebook draws on successes from around the world to present a detailed guide on how to advocate effectively. Read more…

Legislative Advisory Services Toolkit

A legislative advisory service analyzes proposed legislation and provides simple cost/benefit assessments of its impact. This service provides a mechanism for private sector organizations to express their views on economic issues and take part in national economic policymaking. It also helps legislators make informed decisions and educates the public about economic measures being considered by its government. This toolkit explains how to design and implement an effective legislative advisory service. It includes: Read more…

The Importance of Property Rights to Development

Jean Rogers, John D. Sullivan, Kim Eric Bettcher, This article explores the difference that the institution of property rights has made to the economic and political life of developed countries and the promise it holds for developing countries. By shaping the incentives of individuals and undergirding the institutions of society, a strong property rights regime lays the foundation for growth, freedom, and overall well-being. For individuals, property ownership entails opportunity, responsibility, and economic freedom. Read more…

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