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Nonprofits Must Find Their Way in the Digital Economy

09.07.2018
In many ways, nonprofits are left out of the global debate on the future of the digital economy. Nonprofits are not the ones creating the cutting-edge technology that drives the digital transformation of countries around the world. Faced with a scarcity of time and resources, most nonprofits also d...

A Smart Step to Push Economic Development in Lebanon

08.31.2018
The following originally appeared on the American Task Force For Lebanon’s Blog following the delegation visit hosted by CIPE in Washington DC and Chicago, Illinois. In a break from the continuous concern with what’s not helping Lebanon, we recently hosted a delegation who presented some th...

Why There Is Still Hope for Democracy and the Economy in Myanmar

08.23.2018
Thirty years ago, a popular pro-democracy movement took place across Myanmar in protest of economic hardship and military rule. The National League for Democracy (NLD) party and many prominent student leaders-turned-activists were born in the aftermath of the August 1988 People Uprising. On my firs...

Horse Sense: The Imperative of Business-Government Collaboration

08.20.2018
It is safe to predict that governments, corporations and social problems will grow in size and complexity. Consequently, the international community must adopt a new way of thinking about the relationship between government and business if destabilizing social conditions are to be successfully addre...

CIPE Remembers Democracy & Labor Advocate Genie Kemble

08.17.2018
CIPE mourns the passing of Eugenia (“Genie”) Kemble, a champion of democracy and past executive director of the Free Trade Union Institute. A predecessor of the Solidarity Center, the Free Trade Union Institute promoted democracy and freedom of association worldwide and was the leading internat...

Skills That Pay The Bills: Matching Education With Opportunity In Macedonia

08.09.2018
Ahead of International Youth Day, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is reflecting on the crucial role that today’s generation of young people can play in the development of their countries. When young adults are actively engaged in their economies as entrepreneurs, they creat...

Reclaiming the Internet for Democracy: A Global Approach

07.26.2018
Around the world, governments routinely shut down the internet without warning and require people to pay a tax to access social media. People who criticize governments online are often assaulted or jailed. This has a chilling effect that silences entire populations and leads to self-censorship amon...

A Jordanian Entrepreneur Brings Audiobooks to the Arab World

07.02.2018
Alaa Suleiman and her brother started the first Arabic-language audiobook company. Alaa is a member of the Business and Professional Women of Amman (BPW-A) business association. BPW-A helps women like Alaa start and develop their businesses. CIPE’s work described in this story was made possible by...

Supporting Small Businesses on United Nations MSME Day and throughout the Year

06.27.2018
June 27 is Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day, when the United Nations recognizes the enormous impact that MSMEs have on the global economy. Although they typically employ fewer than 250 people, MSMEs comprise over 90% of all businesses worldwide. Formal SMEs contribute up to 60% of tota...

The Economic Recovery Taskforce – Anbar: A Voice for Small Business

06.25.2018
At a workshop hosted by the CIPE-supported Economic Recovery Taskforce – Anbar (ERT-A) in al-Ramadi on April 30, 2018, two brothers approached the taskforce to ask for guidance. Mustafa Kamel Sulaiman and his brother Wathiq are farmers from the village of al-Rahaliyah, which lies 100 kilometers (...
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