Lebanon

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Calls for anti-corruption action in Nigeria reach highest levels of government; CIPE Ukraine analysis of political party promises helps private sector make informed voting choices; Entrepreneurship Cafes launch in Lebanon

Administrative Corruption in Lebanon

Dany Haddad, The Lebanon Anti-Bribery Network (LABN) was established by the Lebanese Transparency Association – No Corruption (LTA) as a nonpartisan citizens’ organization embodying the importance of fighting corruption through collective action. LABN brings together grassroot and high-level stakeholders including business owners, civil society groups, and the media, in addition to public sector leaders, to address issues of rule of law and systemic corruption and bribery in Lebanon. Read more…

Access to Information: Benefits to the Private Sector

Dany Haddad, The Lebanon Anti-Bribery Network (LABN) was established by the Lebanese Transparency Association – No Corruption (LTA) as a nonpartisan citizens’ organization embodying the importance of fighting corruption through collective action. LABN brings together grassroot and high-level stakeholders including business owners, civil society groups, and the media, in addition to public sector leaders, to address issues of rule of law and systemic corruption and bribery in Lebanon. Read more…

Middle East and North Africa Weekly Update

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Middle East and North Africa Weekly Update

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Weekly Report: Middle East and North Africa

Egypt – The Federation of Economic Development Associations (FEDA) held a two-day roundtable in the Beni Suef governorate to discuss laws that limit small businesses and commercial and industrial licensing. The roundtable was part of FEDA's current effort to propose legislative revisions to laws hampering the growth of SMEs.

Weekly Report: Middle East and North Africa

Lebanon – The Development of People and Nature Association (DPNA) began facilitating internships for university students through its Entrance to Enterprise Internship Center. The Center aims to provide internship opportunities for 40 university students and recent graduates in local entrepreneurial ventures, accompanied by training and mentorship in civics, leadership, and business skills. Through this groundbreaking initiative, DPNA is helping to fill an existing gap between educational outputs and the market for entrepreneurs in Lebanon.

Weekly Update: MENA

Yemen – Private Sector Taskforce President Ahmed Bazara attended a Ramadan breakfast meeting hosted by new U.S. Ambassador to Yemen Matthew H. Tueller. In attendance were Yemeni Deputy Minister of Finance Hossam Sharjabi and members of the Yemeni executive branch Amat-Alim Alsoswa and Raafat Alokhali, as well as representatives from the private sector and the government. During the meeting, attendees discussed the economic situation in Yemen and potential ways to promote economic cooperation between the United States and Yemen.

Weekly Update: MENA

Bahrain – CIPE Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa Abdulwahab Alkebsi and Assistant Program Officer John Zanikos, together with Bahraini partner Seed, held an introductory meeting of the steering committee invited to lead the CIPE-supported program, “Improving the Delivery of Entrepreneurship Initiative.” Members of the steering committee are stakeholders in Bahrain’s entrepreneurship development community, including government officials, Members of Parliament, the

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE partner in Ethiopia launches new Youth and Women’s Business Unit; CIPE partner holds entrepreneurship training program in Venezuela; CIPE partner in Pakistan conducts annual conference with more than 100 business leaders

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