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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Drivers of Violent Extremism

Article at a glance:

  • The rise of violent extremism increased global attention on how and why individuals become involved, in order to develop effective programs that counter this phenomenon.
  • “Push” and “pull” factors, along with political drivers and country context, are important elements to consider when analyzing violent extremism.
  • Programming should focus on preventative measures aimed at preempting radicalization by mitigating specific drivers.

2015 Annual Report

CIPE published its 2015 annual report in an all-digital, interactive format for the first time. Since the establishment of CIPE in 1983, the world has gone through many changes. CIPE has been at the forefront of promoting democratic governance and economic freedom around the globe.

The Establishment of Women’s Chambers of Commerce around the World

Article at a glance:

  • Women’s business organizations help address barriers to women’s participation in the political and economic life of their countries.
  • CIPE’s experience in Bangladesh and Pakistan shows how to successfully overcome legal limitations and social resistance to establishment of women’s chambers of commerce.
  • Women’s business organizations offer not only tangible benefits such as skills training or market access, but also intangible benefits such as confidence building and a more positive perception of women in business.


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