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Top 10 Economic Misconceptions in Serbia

03.18.2019
A recent poll conducted by Serbian think tank Libertarian Club LIBEK reveals some alarming misconceptions among Serbia’s youth about its economy. The results show that public trust in the benefits of democracy and market economics is lower than previously thought. They reflect a global trend. In ...

CIPE Celebrates International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month

03.08.2019
Only with the equal participation of women in the economy can a country strengthen both its free market and democratic institutions.  Women own close to 10 million of the world’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and SMEs account for nearly 80 percent of jobs around the world. Women hol...

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...

Lebanon Needs More Transparency of Foreign Aid Inflows

02.28.2019
On January 31, following months of political gridlock, Lebanon formed a new government, led by Prime Minister Saad Hariri. Parliamentary elections were held for the first time in nearly a decade in May of 2018, and political factions had failed to agree to a new government in the ensuing months. No...

Will Democracy work for Africa’s Largest Economy?

02.15.2019
The following is part 3 of a 3 part series by Ryan Musser about Nigeria’s elections postponed to Saturday, February 23, 2019. Read parts 1 and 2.    As Africa’s largest economy goes to the polls, its economic struggles lay heavy on the minds of many voters. The statistics are grim. Nigeria...

Overcoming Nigeria’s Crippling Threat of Corruption

02.14.2019
The following is part 2 of a 3 part series by Ryan Musser about Nigeria’s elections postponed to Saturday, February 23, 2019. Read part 1 here.    As Nigeria heads to the polls on February 16, corruption remains an endemic issue in Africa’s largest economy, harming its public finances, det...

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 ...

Democracy That Delivers #143: The State of Democracy with Clay Fuller

02.05.2019 |
There seems to be a perception that democracy is on a decline, but Clay Fuller, a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute feels this is incorrect. Democracy is not in crisis, instead, we have changed how we see and define it. In short, democracy is the game of rule, while auto...

Corporate Compliance Diplomacy: How Foreign Capital Confronts Global Corruption

01.28.2019
Knowing Zimbabwe’s political and governance history, you will forgive me for attending a workshop hosted by CIPE’s Compliance Training Partner, Latilla Investments, with very low expectations about how interested participants would be in this subject matter and how little awareness or expertise ...

The Power of Local Ownership in Countering Violent Extremism in the Sahel

01.11.2019
The United Nations Security Council is reviewing new concerns about security and terrorism in the Sahel, and the region is a key focus of the United States’ new Africa strategy announced by Ambassador John Bolton in December. Bolton underscored the link between the stagnation of economic progress...
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