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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...

Dr. Adnan Khalaf, LAD-TOT alumni, Success Story after LAD

07.25.2019
At first the goal – to use a course that focused on training leaders to help a ruined city – seemed small in the face of daunting challenges. The horrendous war had torn Mosul apart, with thousands displaced, many dead or missing. Surrendering to those difficulties would have been easier, but t...

Pakistani Businesses Consider CPEC Projects Non-Participatory

07.11.2019
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), signed between the two countries in 2013, stands as the largest single-country investment portfolio in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, with most recent figures placing total investment pledges around USD $62 billion. CPEC is meant to target Pakistan...

Democracy That Delivers #159: Zahid Jamil on Cybersecurity and Rule of Law

06.04.2019 |
  Zahid Jamil has over 20 years of experience a general law practitioner, where he specializes in technology (i.e. e-commerce, e-payments, and privacy), cybercrime and counterterrorism. Jamil has served as a cybercrime and cybersecurity consultant for the Council of Europe, the ITU-American Ba...

Democracy That Delivers #153: Jaime Arteaga on Why Peace is Good for Business

04.23.2019 |
In this Democracy That Delivers podcast, we are joined by partner Jaime Arteaga of Jaime Arteaga and Associates, and CIPE Regional Director for Latin America, John Zemko. Together they discuss their joint project with the Observatory, where an analysis has been developed on the private sector’...

Amid Negotiations, Future of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Still Uncertain

03.08.2019
On February 28, over 700 Afghan women traveled from across the country to Kabul to take a stand for preserving women’s rights during ongoing peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. Gathered at a conference, women made their demands clear: there could be no peace without wome...

Elections and Democracy in Nigeria

02.13.2019
The following is part 1 of a 3 part series by Ryan Musser about Nigeria’s elections postponed to Saturday, February 23, 2019. This Saturday, the most populous country and largest economy in Africa heads to the polls for national elections in Nigeria. According to Jibrin Ibrahim of the Centre ...
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