CIPE’s Global and Knowledge Management programs are designed to develop cross-cutting themes and projects that provide new insights, capture lessons learned from CIPE’s work, share information across regional departments and among CIPE partners, and develop new areas of expertise to shape worldwide debates on the interdependence of democracy and market reform. Global and Knowledge Management programs serve as a crucial resource for CIPE partners and staff while gathering and disseminating valuable institutional knowledge. Global programs and resources bolster CIPE’s overall activities while expanding international outreach and understanding on reform issues. These programs focus on a variety of areas, including anti-corruption, corporate governance, business association development, access to information, women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship, and youth engagement. 

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Democracy in Action: Stories from the Field

From promoting women's empowerment in Nicaragua to reporting on the link between oil and terrorism in Syria, CIPE and i

Ronald Coase's Views on the Conduct of Economics

Article at a glance

  • Ronald Coase argued that the task of economics, like the study of biology, was to understand the real world, specifically the workings of the economic system: consumers, firms, and institutions.
  • He called for researchers in general, and economists in particular, to use realistic theories and examples, to carefully study real world institutions, and to weigh the costs and benefits and practical consequences of alternative courses of action.

This article is based on a speech delivered on March 27, 2015 in Washington, DC at a conference titled, “The Next Generation of Discovery: Research and Policy Change Inspired by Ronald Coase.” The conference was co-hosted by the Ronald Coase Institute and the Center for International Private Enterprise to pay tribute to Ronald Coase and celebrate his legacy.

Economic Inclusion: Leveraging Markets and Entrepreneurship to Extend Opportunity

Article at a glance

  • Economic inclusion refers to equality of opportunity for all members of society to participate in the economic life of their country as employers, entrepreneurs, consumers, and citizens. Fostering inclusion through active participation in the market economy involves increasing access to opportunity while generating additional economic growth. Effective strategies for inclusion engage under-represented groups in the design and implementation of policies and programs.
  • The article illustrates ways to promote youth entrepreneurship and women’s entrepreneurship and to facilitate the inclusion of informal entrepreneurs in the formal economy.


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