Asia

Some Asian countries are showing encouraging signs of democratic consolidation while others clearly demonstrate the fragility of their democratic institutions. Throughout the region, CIPE works with business associations, think tanks, and reform advocates to cultivate greater and more effective private sector participation in policymaking.

In addition, CIPE strives to create solutions to high levels of informality, promote the private sector’s role in democratic society through improved corporate governance and participation in public policy dialogue, and develop leadership capabilities within the private sector and civil society.

Program Highlights in the Asia Region

  • In new and struggling democracies across Southeast Asia, more and more attention is being dedicated to the fight against corruption and improving governance – CIPE’s major areas of focus in these countries.
  • In Asia’s undemocratic countries, CIPE programs are strengthening property rights, opening political space, and facilitating open and honest dialogue among citizens, businesses, and policymakers.
  • Across Asia, CIPE is cultivating greater demand for good public governance and effective government performance within the private sector and the general public, while promoting economic freedom region-wide.

Read more about CIPE's programs in Asia.

News by Region

FEDN Member Estanislao Named to Ethisphere’s Top 100 in Business Ethics

Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) Steering Committee Member Dr.

Asia Weekly Update

China - The Unirule Institute of Economics continued its series of public po

Asia Weekly Updates

Philippines - Regional Director John Callebaut traveled to Manila to speak o

Publication by Region

Collective Action Against Corruption – Thai Institute of Directors

Corruption is widespread in Thailand, hindering business activity and impeding economic growt

Instituting Improvements in Public Governance in the Philippines

At a conference held in Manila in 2013, the city of San Fernando presented the results of its work with the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA), CIPE’s longtime public governance partner in the Philippines.

Good Governance and Responsible Citizenship: An Interview

Article at a glance

  • Free Enterprise and Democracy Network (FEDN) member Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, President of the Institute for Corporate Directors and the Institute for Solidarity in Asia, discusses his personal experiences with strengthening democracy through market-oriented reform.

The CIPE Development Blog

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