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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Democratic and Economic Development in the Digital Era

Article at a glance:

  • Rapid technological advancements and internet penetration are having a profound impact on democratic and economic development around the globe.
  • The full potential of e-governance and e-commerce will only be realized if businesses of all sizes can participate in the global digital economy and shape public-private dialogue on these issues.
  • CIPE’s programs leverage its long-standing experience to meet the challenges and opportunities of strengthening democracies and market-based economies in the 21st century.

Development Evaluation at a Key Inflection Point

Article at a glance:

  • Convergence of program evaluation and social impact measurement can be catalytic for development if it can mobilize private sector investment to address the estimated $2.5 trillion development funding shortfall.
  • The associated methodological challenges include examining the causal links, moving away from purely econometric approaches, and building evaluation capacity to develop a consensus on evidence-based policy recommendations.
  • There are encouraging improvements in the evaluation capacity of developing countries, but we will need more collaborative work that includes placing evaluators alongside managers and investors in program design with evaluation and improvement in mind at the outset.


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