Africa

CIPE’s efforts in Africa over the last 25 years have helped business associations, civil society groups, and think tanks gain the capacity to advocate more effectively. Recognizing their importance in the economic and political development of the continent, CIPE’s work with informal, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises has led to legal and regulatory reforms that create a more conducive business environment and help create more democratic societies across Africa.

Program Highlights in Africa

  • CIPE works with its Nigerian partners to support anti-corruption initiatives and help build the private sector’s capacity to tackle corruption. CIPE is supporting Nigeria’s private sector to combat corruption in regulatory agencies.
  • CIPE supported civil society groups to promote greater transparency and accountability in the extractive industries sector. In Ghana, CIPE partnered with the Institute of Economic Affairs to strengthen the ability of an independent watchdog group to accurately monitor oil and gas expenditures, revenues, and contracts.
  • In Uganda, CIPE partnered with the Kitara Heritage Development Agency to raise awareness on how oil production will impact the private sector in the oil-producing region of Bunyoro.

Read more about CIPE's programs in Africa.

Publication by Region

Carrots Before Sticks: Motivating Mid-Sized Businesses in Emerging Markets to Launch Compliance Programs

Article at a glance:

  • Corruption is primarily an institutional issue and combating it requires proactively preventing corrupt practices through supply- and demand-side reforms.
  • Collective action and anti-corruption compliance are practical approaches that reform-minded businesses can use to build a critical mass of companies committed to operating with integrity.
  • Companies in emerging markets can greatly benefit from improving their anti-corruption practices, which makes them more attractive business partners in global value chains.

The Journey towards Effective Citizen Participation in Kenya

Elgeyo Marakwet County, roughly 329km northwest of the Kenyan capital Nairobi, is a richly varied county.

Multi-Stakeholder Platforms: A Crucial Mechanism for Building an Enabling Business Environment

Article at a glance

  • Addressing the challenges of poverty and marginalization through multi-stakeholder partnerships is key to building prosperous and inclusive societies.
  • Private sector engagement in shaping the post-2015 development agenda is needed to achieve this shared goal.
  • Public-private dialogue provides an important platform for businesses and governments to constructively engage in creating more participatory and sustainable economies.

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