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Communicating to Transform, not Inform  

10.18.2019
Good research, data, and dialogue across key stakeholders are the foundations of good policy making. By contrast, the absence of such research, data and dialogue can lead to unanticipated consequences from policy reform, or the failure to achieve desired change. At Verité Research, we aim to contr...

Teaching our Kids Two Codes: The Code of U.S. Constitution and Computer Coding

10.11.2019
A civics education extends far beyond a classroom or an exam. A civics education teaches how to listen, distinguish between fact and opinion, and back up an opinion with fact. It teaches the rights and duties of citizenship. A student that can analyze primary source documents, interpret data, and fo...

A Philippine Case Study in Improving Local Governance

10.04.2019
  How does the governance of a city become unstuck? How did Mayor Jonas Cortes of Mandaue City, the Philippines, move past a corruption scandal which he inherited and establish clean governance, a business-friendly environment, and participation of the poor? Robert Klitgaard and Melissa Mahone...

Working towards Peace in Conflict and Post-Conflict Regions

09.26.2019
Every September 21 the United Nations celebrates its International Day of Peace to highlight progress being made towards a more harmonious world.   But while we celebrate, there is no shortage of conflict around the world, and certain countries remain less stable than others. Recently, homicide...

Democracy That Delivers #172: Technical Guidance and Anti-Corruption Reform

09.24.2019
  In this episode of Democracy That Delivers, we are joined by Peter Glover, Associate program Officer of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center, and special guest Schuyler Miller. Miller recently returned from Trinity College in Dublin, where he completed coursework for his Master...

Why Trade Facilitation Matters – A Real Case Example

09.20.2019
On February 22, 2017, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force. While much has been written about the importance of this agreement, when talking about trade, too often economists and policy wonks resort to abstract language and vague terminology th...
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