Weekly Update: Multiregional

Caroline Scullin, cscullin@cipe.org, 202-721-9200


Washington, DC – The CIPE Board of Directors met on April 17. The Board elected three new members: William A Reinsch, Andrew J. Sherman, and Kenneth R. Sparks. William Reinsch is President of the National Foreign Trade Council, Andrew Sherman is a Partner at Jones Day, and Kenneth Sparks is President and CEO of Sparks Associates. Read more about the new members in CIPE’s Press Release posted on the web site at www.cipe.org. In addition, the Board also reviewed the results of CIPE’s 2012 evaluation, which will be posted on the web site shortly.

Pakistan – CIPE hosted the first roundtable to discuss draft regulations for corporate governance in state-owned enterprises (SOEs) with key stakeholders. The event in Islamabad was jointly chaired by Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaik, Finance Minister, and Mohammad Ali, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan. Over 100 participants attended, representing SOEs, the media and representatives from the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. The event received extensive media coverage: www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-3-102649-Govt-to-promote-corporate-governance-in-PSEs-Shaikhwww.pakistantoday.com.pk/2012/04/13/news/profit/so-what-are-we-doing-about-the-pses-again/; and www.aaj.tv/2012/04/govt-to-promote-corporate-governance-in-pses-hafeez/

Washington, DC – CIPE held a conference call for the steering committee of a new network on free enterprise and democracy. The network has been created to ensure that the private sector has a global voice in democratic reform. Committee members shared their views on refining the draft network objectives, principles, and organization.


Washington, DC – CIPE has announced the winners for its Fourth Annual International Youth Essay Competition. The nine winning essays were selected from more than 400 entries in three categories: Corruption, Democratic Transitions, and Economically-Sustainable Development. Entries were received from 65 countries, including Afghanistan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Egypt, Indonesia, Moldova, and Uganda. Read more about the winners and their essays on the CIPE Development Blog.

Washington, DC – CIPE published the latest Economic Reform Feature Service article, “Property Rights, Development, and Democratic Transitions: The Path Ahead,” by CIPE Global Program Officer Anna Nadgrodkiewicz. In this article, Nadgrodkiewicz examines the connection between property rights, good institutions, and democratic governance. Read the full article online at www.cipe.org/publications/detail/property-rights-development-and-democratic-transitions-path-ahead.

CIPE also distributed the latest issue of Democracy in Action, which highlights CIPE partners, related program successes, and the unique nature of CIPE’s work in the field. Read the issue online at www.cipe.org/democracyInAction/041612/index.html

Washington, DC – On the CIPE Development Blog, Africa Program Officer Yana Hongla discussed Ghana’s political economy; Middle East and North Africa Program Assistant Nate Grubman analyzed the youth struggle to be involved in Egypt’s transition; and Global Program Assistant Molly Brister highlighted the challenges facing women’s empowerment in Kosovo.



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