Lebanon

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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Leaders of the new women’s chamber of commerce in Papua New Guinea attend training program led by CIPE; CIPE partner opens new advocacy and legal advice center in Lebanon; EmprendeAhora participants create democracy videos

Weekly Update: MENA

Egypt – On December 8, Secretary General of CIPE partner the Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA) Abd El Motei Lotfy appeared on one of Egypt’s most-watched television programs, 25/30, on the OnTV network. Lotfy discussed policy challenges facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and how to overcome them, basing his remarks on the recommendations laid out in FEDA’s CIPE-supported SME Reform Agenda.

Weekly Update: MENA

Lebanon – On November 28, CIPE partner the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA), in cooperation with the Lebanese Ministry of Education’s Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD), convened a meeting in Beirut with civil society leaders to introduce a national program for Life-Long Entrepreneurial Learning (LLEL).

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE releases special report, Creating the Environment for Entrepreneurial Success; CIPE partner in Lebanon organizes event to increase awareness of youth entrepreneurship; CIPE Executive Director speaks at conference on combating global poverty

Weekly Update: MENA

Egypt – On September 23 in Cairo, CIPE and human rights law firm United Group held a day-long conference entitled “Transitional Justice in the Egyptian Context.”  The first of its kind, the conference aimed to explore how Egypt can address issues of transitional justice, not only in terms of past instances of crime and corruption, but also the institutions necessary to prevent such future corruption.  Participants included 220 representatives of government, the private sector, political parties, civil society, academia, and the media.  Minister of

Survey Shows Lebanese Corruption at All-Time High

The Daily Star of Lebanon reports on a corruption survey carried out by CIPE partner the Lebanese Transparency Assocation:

"A majority, 61 percent, confessed to having paid bribes in order to accelerate the issuing of formal documents, with 25 percent saying they resorted to blackmail as they felt it was the only way to obtain a required service.

More than half said they knew beforehand how much the bribe would cost and whether the amount will be paid in cash."

Weekly Update: MENA

Lebanon – CIPE partner the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA), in partnership with Center for Educational Research and Development (CERD), convened a training workshop for 20 high school economics teachers from throughout Lebanon. DPNA and CERD trained the teachers in how to most effectively deliver the DPNA-designed Entrance to Enterprise (E2E) entrepreneurship curriculum to their students. During the workshop, the teachers practiced drafting lesson plans and presenting the E2E curriculum to the other participants.

Weekly Update: MENA

Lebanon – DPNA and its Entrance to Enterprise (E2E) Steering Committee showcased its entrepreneurship programs at the Business Entrepreneurship Forum in Beirut. More than 150 participants signed up to participate in DPNA’s E2E activities.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

CIPE announces winners of the 2012 Global Editorial Cartoon Competition; CIPE partner holds advocacy strategy workshop in Kosovo; CIPE partner in Lebanon participates in business plan competition for high school students

OverseasREPORT February 2013

Bangkok, Thailand – A collective advocacy strategy has gained momentum in the fight against corruption in Thailand. The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) and CIPE launched a project in July 2010 to cultivate private sector support for national anti-corruption initiatives with the long-term goal of reducing corruption and promoting transparency in the Thai marketplace. Read more…

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