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.

Guidelines on Corporate Governance for State-Owned Enterprises released by the Institute of Directors and CIPE

Beirut, Lebanon - The Institute of Directors (IOD), in partnership with the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA), released a new resource entitled Corporate Governance for Lebanese State-Owned Enterprises to incorporate a framework of good governance and improve fairness, transparency, accountability, and responsibility for the overall investment climate.

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…

CIPE Co-sponsors Landmark Conference on Assessing Egypt's Risk Rating

Cairo, Egypt – At a conference of prominent bankers, financiers, businesspeople, and government officials sponsored by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the Egyptian Credit and Risk Association (ECRA), CIPE Executive Director Dr. John D. Sullivan highlighted the importance of strong democratic institutions and the resulting transparency, accountability, and predictability they bring to improving Egypt’s credit rating and attracting and retaining foreign investment.

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…

Corporate Governance in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

Paul DeNicola, Introduction Good corporate governance is a key element of successful businesses and markets. If companies have in place the structures necessary to operate with fairness, accountability, transparency, and responsibility, they not only ensure the sustainability of their own performance, but also help to improve the business environment as a whole. In order to advance good corporate governance around the world, research is needed to identify and disseminate best practices. Read more…


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