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A Pivotal Moment to Regulate Artisanal Gold Mining in Burkina Faso

07.27.2020
Artisanal gold mining is a crucial economic sector throughout the G5 Sahel countries of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. It is especially important in in Burkina Faso, where it contributes substantially to the state budget, provides jobs, and can improve the standard of living of ot...

2019 Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum: A Reflection Amidst COVID-19

07.23.2020
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Port Moresby, had the distinct privilege to host the fifth Papua New Guinea Women’s Forum in Port Moresby last November. Half a year since the Forum, CIPE is taking the opportunity to review the Forum ...

Impact of COVID-19 on Associations and Chambers in Africa

07.22.2020
Introduction In June, CIPE began surveying business associations and chambers of commerce throughout Africa. The survey was designed to measure the impact of COVID-19 on these organizations and their respective communities. In the words of CIPE’s Executive Director, Andrew Wilson, business associa...

Finding Resilience in the Sahel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

06.24.2020
COVID-19 has captured the attention of the Sahel as a top priority for 2020. Across the region – made up of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger – the pandemic dominates government agendas, while the security situation continues to deteriorate outside of the regional...

Georgian Associations Take the Lead in COVID-19 Response

06.16.2020
Georgia has received praise for its swift and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months, and it is now preparing to reopen its borders on July 1. By adopting social distancing requirements early, giving a platform to public health experts to share updates to citizens, and ...

FWEAN District Chapters Greatly Impacted Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

06.12.2020
Virtually all businesses in Nepal are at a standstill due to the lockdown in response to COVID-19, proving to have devastating impacts on women entrepreneurs. Mandated lockdowns have forced markets to close, creating damaging repercussions for women in business. The Federation of Woman Entrepreneurs...

Launch of the Sudan Anti-Corruption Resource Center

06.09.2020
To support Sudan’s delicate transition, CIPE launched the Sudan Anti-Corruption Resource Center (SARC) on Friday, June 5th to support Sudanese civil society, business, and government efforts to mitigate corruption. The launch event was hosted on Facebook Live with 1,000 live attendees and ...

Steps To Help the Underground Economy Survive a Pandemic

06.09.2020
Informal businesses, or businesses with limited access to mainstream economic opportunities and legal protections, are part of what is known as the “informal,” “hidden,” or “underground” sector of the economy.  Despite the recurring problems that threaten its very existence, this secto...
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