Thailand

Weekly Update: Asia

Cambodia – CIPE anti-corruption partner Silaka conducted its first radio broadcast promoting awareness of the CIPE-Silaka anti-corruption program, and of the importance of civic involvement in anti-corruption issues. As part of its partnership with CIPE, Silaka assembled a coalition of local NGOs, businesses and village leaders in Kampong Thom province, and CIPE helped Silaka build the capacity of this coalition to serve as an anti-corruption watchdog and good governance advocate.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE participates in panel at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Moscow; CIPE partner launches Corporate Governance Manual for Family-Owned Enterprises in the West Bank; CIPE staff members participate in anti-corruption training course with CIPE partner the Thai Institute of Directors

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE partner presents Collective Action Against Corruption initiative to Stock Exchange of Thailand; CIPE partners in Moldova participate in televised debate on 2014 fiscal policy; CIPE-convened Egypt Tomorrow Economic Forum publishes paper entitled Economic Vision of Young Leaders

Weekly Update: Asia

China – In the latest in its biweekly series of public policy discussion forums, the Unirule Institute of Economics led a discussion on “Hayek’s Theory in China.” Keynote speaker Professor Gao Quanxi argued that Friedrich August Hayek’s description of market economy advocacy is precisely what China needs to enhance its economic growth. Furthermore, Professor Gao stressed the importance of advocacy for liberalization of governmental controls and for the development of constitutionalism in China.

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – Two additional companies joined the Collective Action Against Corruption coalition led by the Thai institute of Directors (IOD). Both companies are listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), making 48 percent of the SET market capitalization represented by this anti-corruption coalition. These companies are committing to implement specific, measurable reforms within their companies that reduce the likelihood that their executives, employees, contractors, and vendors engage in bribery.

Bangkok Conference Draws Attention to Private Sector Alliance Against Corruption

On October 8, more than 400 represetnatives from top Thai companies, as well as government, academia, donors, and the media, gathered in Bangkok for the 4th Annual Conference on Collective Action Against Corruption, an event sponsored by CIPE and the Thai Institute of Directors.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE and the Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) hold 4th annual National Conference on Collective Action Against Corruption; the Palestine Governance Institute (PGI) holds workshop on good governance; CIPE partner in Kyrgyzstan conducts study tour for economic journalists

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) convened a strategic review session with the other business associations that are part of the Collective Action Against Corruption initiative, made up of over 230 Thai and multinational firms. These other business groups include the Thai Chamber of Commerce, the Joint Foreign Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Thai Industries, and the Thai Bankers Associations. This meeting was required because IOD’s term as secretariat is set to expire at the end of this year.

Weekly Update: Asia

Thailand – The Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) conducted a “Current Issues Seminar” for companies that are in IOD’s collective action anti-corruption coalition and companies interested in joining. This seminar provided companies with an update on the accomplishments of this collective action initiative. This event also provided a venue for companies to share experiences with this collective action program and with corruption-related issues in general. Nearly 200 representatives from several dozen companies participated.

Weekly Update: Multiregional

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CIPE partner holds anti-corruption training program in Thailand; Youth in Ecuador attend entrepreneurship and leadership program; CIPE staff facilitate first meeting of Libya Vision Taskforce

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