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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…

Investment Decisions in Stormy Waters: The Case of Peru

Peru, as many other emerging economies, has attempted several routes to cope with a signifi cant investment gap. Despite the numerous investment opportunities linked to basic resources (mining, fi shing, and others), the Peruvian economy has not been able to attract suffi cient investment. Th is paper analyzes the importance of factors that might help in understanding this low investment equilibrium. Among the most important are: (1) the nature of government intervention and (2) structural factors of the economy such as unresolved social tensions. Read more…

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