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Digital Identity Paves the Way to Financial Inclusion for Refugees

09.12.2019
Drive an hour northeast of Jordan’s capital city of Amman towards the Syrian border, and you’ll see white tents start to become visible, sprawling amongst the dry and arid desert. Enter the gates of Zaatari camp and the vibrant life of this Syrian refugee city surrounds you. Children race by, t...

Democracy That Delivers #170: A Discussion on Infrastructure with Gyude Moore

09.04.2019 |
“You need an infrastructure spine to build an economy,” says guest Gyude Moore in this week’s episode of Democracy That Delivers. Gyude Moore is a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development, and former Minister of Public Works for Liberia. He joins Ryan Musser, Program O...

Democracy That Delivers #169: The CAMP Matrix with Rick O’Sullivan

08.20.2019 |
Rick O’ Sullivan joins host Ken Jaques and co-host Ryan Musser to continue their conversation about collective governance. During this session, they discuss the CAMP Matrix and its significance in explaining and understanding associations. Associations are not just about members. Members are ...

Democracy That Delivers #168: When Governance is Not Government

08.14.2019 |
This week on Democracy That Delivers, we are joined by Rick O’Sullivan, who joined us for episode #157 of DTD. This podcast continues the conversation with co-host Ryan Musser, and host Ken Jaques. They examine the importance of civil society taking an active role in governing and not just ad...

Women’s Economic Participation in Jordan

08.09.2019
  Jordan has made great strides toward gender equality, especially with an education system that ensures equal access for men and women. As a result, Jordan has a highly educated female population. According to Jordan’s Department of Statistics, 93 percent of females aged 15 years and older ...

Democracy That Delivers #167: Desmond Irabor on Nigeria’s Economy

08.06.2019 |
In this Democracy That Delivers podcast, guest Desmond Irabor joins CIPE’s Ryan Musser, Program Officer for Africa at CIPE, and host Ken Jaques to discuss the economic and political environment of Nigeria, and some of the most pressing issues CIPE is working on in the country. Desmond Irabor ...

Tunisia: The Country of Unconditional Gender Equality

08.05.2019
  Tunisia is a rapidly growing and changing country. However, as a Tunisian woman, economist, and university professor I believe that women in my country are an underutilized economic asset. Despite the emancipation of Tunisian women in 1956, we continue to fight to assert ourselves as stakeho...

An Opportunity for the Economic Empowerment of Women Athletes

08.02.2019
On July 7, 2019, the US Women’s National Team (USWNT) deservedly won its unprecedented 4th soccer world championship in France, becoming only the second women’s national team to successfully defend its title. For many, the latest edition of this global tournament offered a  vast field of femal...

Democracy That Delivers #166: Ali Ayadi on CIPE’s Work in Tunisia

07.30.2019 |
We are joined by Ali Ayadi, CIPE’s Country Representative in Tunisia, to discuss the changing social, political and economic environment of the country. He and host Ken Jaques begin by discussing the recent passing of the late President of Tunisia, Beji Caid Essebsi. Ayadi then discusses some of ...

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...

Democracy That Delivers #164: Eric Olander of the China Africa Project

07.17.2019 |
  This week on Democracy That Delivers, our host is Lars Benson, Regional Director of Africa for CIPE. We are joined by co-host Ryan Musser, Program Officer for Africa at CIPE, and Eric Olander, the founder of the China Africa Project (CAP). CAP is an independent, non-partisan media initiative...

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...
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