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REFORM Toolkit: Expanding Access to Information

Kim Eric Bettcher, Frank Stroker, Anna Weber, If knowledge is power, then expanding access to information can empower people. Making the right information available to the right people helps them to lead change. This toolkit identifies core objectives and approaches in the field of access to information to guide the design of information programs. Based on CIPE’s experience, the toolkit shares key practices and lessons to improve the performance of these programs. 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…

Economic Reform Toolkit: Reducing Economic Informality by Opening Access to Opportunity

Kim Eric Bettcher, Much of the developing world has two parallel economies: the formal, or mainstream economy, and the informal or extra-legal economy. The formal sector includes firms and activities that are legally recognized, officially recorded, and that function within a framework of formal economic institutions. The informal sector “is made up of entrepreneurs who produce legitimate goods and services without proper permits and legal status because they are locked out of the formal-legal economy by a maze of regulations, excessive procedures, high tax rates, and other barriers to market entry. Read more…

Investigative Reporting: A Toolkit for Reporters

Introduction If reporting exists for any reason, it is to hold authority accountable. Investigative reporting serves society by providing the scrutiny that uncovers the hidden story, provides the primer for change, and promotes accountability in all levels of government. At its core, investigative reporting involves good reporting skills, solid writing skills and – most importantly – time. Read more…

Corporate Governance for Emerging Markets

Corporate governance has become an essential tool for improving corporate performance and advancing the development of market-oriented democracies. Good governance practices maintain the integrity of business transactions and in so doing strengthen the rule of law and democratic governance. A powerful antidote to corruption, corporate governance clarifies private rights and public interests, preventing abuses of both. Read more…

Legislative Advisory Services Toolkit

A legislative advisory service analyzes proposed legislation and provides simple cost/benefit assessments of its impact. This service provides a mechanism for private sector organizations to express their views on economic issues and take part in national economic policymaking. It also helps legislators make informed decisions and educates the public about economic measures being considered by its government. This toolkit explains how to design and implement an effective legislative advisory service. It includes: Read more…

Combating Business Participation in Corruption in Mozambique

In 2004 following a survey of members, Sofala Commercial and Industrial Association (ACIS) identified corruption as one of the major issues affecting its members and, consequently, economic and business development in Mozambique. In partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), in August 2005, ACIS embarked on a 12-month project which aims to find ways to combat business participation in corruption in Mozambique. Read more…

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