China– The Unirule Institute of Economics continued its series of public policy discussion forums in Beijing. The topic of the latest forum was “Implications of China’s Economic Growth.” Keynote speaker Professor Nie Huihua, a well-known scholar on the contemporary history of China, argued that understanding the implications of China’s economic growth is crucial to long-term development. Professor Nie pointed out that the costs of China’s rapid growth include problems such as corruption, poor governance, and environmental degradation.

Wolves, Sheep and Fences: An Institutional Approach to Corruption

On December 9, 2011, CIPE Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East Abdulwahab Alkebsi published an article in Real Clear World titled "Wolves, Sheep and Fences: An Institutional Approach to Corruption," describing a local analogy that explains corruption's continued existence in Iraq.

CIPE's Global Editorial Cartoon Competition Winners Announced

Nine Winners Chosen by Voters from 1,000 Entries, 73 Countries
Washington, DC – The  nine winners of a new cartoon contest sponsored by the Center of International Private Enterprise (CIPE) were announced today. Artists from Indonesia, Israel, and Afghanistan placed first in the categories of Democracy, Corruption, and Gender Equality, respectively. The Global Editorial Cartoon Contest reinforces CIPE’s conviction that the freedom of expression is essential for democratic accountability.

Anti-Corruption Manual for SMEs

From the Hills Program on Governance: "We offer this manual to SMEs that have had enough of the corrupt environment in which they operate and are willing to do their part in promoting integrity and accountability in business. The objectives of this manual are to provide answers to the following questions: Read more…

Access to Information Programs

Democracies and market economies can function at full capacity only when they embrace the idea of free and unfettered access to information for citizens and leaders alike. Equality in access to information fosters equal access to opportunity and ensures that democracies are able to deliver. Transparency in governance and economic transactions, which sustains informed citizen choices, is a pillar of political economic freedom. Read more…

Anti-Corruption Programs

In many countries, systemic corruption impedes market development, drives away investment, and erodes the legitimacy of law and political leadership. Improving governance and eliminating corrupt practices are priorities for improving business performance, establishing rule of law, and ensuring that democracy delivers for citizens. Read more…

Programs in Latin America & the Caribbean

In Latin America and the Caribbean, CIPE programs have been empowering citizens with the insight and skills needed to participate in the political process and address key democratic challenges. CIPE has helped youth to understand the importance of democracy and a market economy and to acquire the skills necessary for becoming successful leaders and entrepreneurs in their communities. Online platforms have become a powerful tool for CIPE partners to convey vital information and galvanize dialogue about reform. Read more…

Combating Corruption: A Private Sector Approach

The participation of the private sector in the fight against corruption is key to success. The most effective anti-corruption programs engage the private sector in institutional reforms that promote competitive markets and good governance. The business community can take positive action both in the public arena – by advancing legal and regulatory reforms and transparency in government – and in the private sector – through improved corporate governance, better information, and voluntary standards. Read more…

Russia-U.S. Joint Working Group on Investment and Institutional Integrity

The Russia-US Joint Working Group on Investment and Institutional Integrity – 12 concerned Russian and US business leaders, civil society representatives, and academics – has formulated concrete and actionable recommendations for collaborative public and private sector initiatives to strengthen institutions of integrity, governance, and transparency in Russia. Read more…

Egypt: Surveys on Corruption

Weak governance and insufficient transparency allow space for corruption to flourish. Insight into where and how corruption occurs and which transactions are most prone to bribery can help reformers know where to focus their efforts. As part of CIPE’s “Combating Corruption and Promoting Transparency” project in Egypt, CIPE worked with the Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS ) to conduct two surveys on corruption in Egypt. Read more…


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