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Masooma Sibtain: Advocating for Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan

04.18.2018
Masooma Sibtain is a pioneer in Pakistan, an entrepreneur who is paving the way and inspiring other businesswomen to take on leadership roles in her country and throughout South Asia. In a particularly notable accomplishment, she was the first woman elected vice president of the Federation of Pakis...

Four Ways to Strengthen Women’s Economic Empowerment Programs

04.17.2018
Can women’s empowerment programs cause meaningful change? On March 26, 2018, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) facilitated a webinar with partners and participants from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss this question. Raja’ Hamayel, the Chair of the ...

What Can Be Done to Effectively Combat Cyber Violence Against Women and Girls?

04.12.2018
We live in the era of information and communication technologies (ICTs), which allow people around the world to connect, network, and exchange ideas in a way that was not possible before. This opens endless opportunities for communication, as well new dangers and challenges. Just like in the real w...

Curbing Illicit Trade is the Key to Bolstering the Philippines’ Economy

04.11.2018 |
Illicit trade hurts economies and undermines democracies, leading to unemployment, price distortions, bankruptcy of local industries, and reduced government tax collection. In the Philippines, smuggling is the most prevalent form of illicit trade due to weak law enforcement and the difficulty of mo...

Public-Private Partnership Equips Young People with In-Demand Technical Skills

04.10.2018
Brazil is still recovering from the worst recession in its history. The debilitating two-year slowdown that ended in 2017 left 14 million people unemployed—mainly young workers. But the country’s oldest public-private partnership may be able to counter youth unemployment by supplying busine...

Why Companies in Emerging Markets Should Prioritize Data Privacy

04.06.2018
In the wake of recent news regarding improper use of online consumer information, many businesses, governments, and civil society organizations are questioning what responsibilities companies of all sizes have to protect user data. Data privacy is a universal issue affecting citizens and the privat...
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