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Nepal: Shifting Gear from South to North

11.19.2019
Nepal, sandwiched between China and India, plays a limited role in the global arena, however for China and India, who are two of the largest players in world politics and economy, the small Himalayan nation holds strong strategic interest. India, which surrounds Nepal on three sides, has always asse...

The SME Governance Guidebook

11.11.2019
What would lead Slim Othmani, CEO of a mid-size, family-owned food manufacturing firm in Algeria, to adopt corporate governance practices? What would it mean for his company’s growth, investor relations, and family relations? For Othmani, his motivations to adopt new practices were about managing ...

All Eyes on Sudan’s Transition to a Democracy

10.24.2019
With the world watching, Sudan is shifting from a military to civilian government. Sudan’s former dictator, Omar al-Bashir, had ruled for 30 years when his own military removed him from power last April amidst a string of popular protests. A transitional military council ruled the country until A...

Democracy That Delivers #176: Introduction to Women And Girls Empowered (WAGE)

10.22.2019 |
We are joined this week by consortium members of the Women And Girls Empowered program (WAGE) to introduce this global programming consortium. The mission of WAGE is to advance the status of women and girls around the world. The program is funded by the U.S Department of State’s Office for Gl...

Communicating to Transform, not Inform  

10.18.2019
Good research, data, and dialogue across key stakeholders are the foundations of good policy making. By contrast, the absence of such research, data and dialogue can lead to unanticipated consequences from policy reform, or the failure to achieve desired change. At Verité Research, we aim to contr...

Teaching our Kids Two Codes: The Code of U.S. Constitution and Computer Coding

10.11.2019
A civics education extends far beyond a classroom or an exam. A civics education teaches how to listen, distinguish between fact and opinion, and back up an opinion with fact. It teaches the rights and duties of citizenship. A student that can analyze primary source documents, interpret data, and fo...

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...

Working towards Peace in Conflict and Post-Conflict Regions

09.26.2019
Every September 21 the United Nations celebrates its International Day of Peace to highlight progress being made towards a more harmonious world.   But while we celebrate, there is no shortage of conflict around the world, and certain countries remain less stable than others. Recently, homicide...

Democracy That Delivers #172: Technical Guidance and Anti-Corruption Reform

09.24.2019
  In this episode of Democracy That Delivers, we are joined by Peter Glover, Associate program Officer of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption and Governance Center, and special guest Schuyler Miller. Miller recently returned from Trinity College in Dublin, where he completed coursework for his Master...

Why Trade Facilitation Matters – A Real Case Example

09.20.2019
On February 22, 2017, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) entered into force. While much has been written about the importance of this agreement, when talking about trade, too often economists and policy wonks resort to abstract language and vague terminology th...

Democracy That Delivers #171: Why Trade Matters with Jose Raul Perales

09.17.2019 |
In this week’s Democracy That Delivers, we are joined by José Raúl Perales, Deputy Director of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (GATF) at CIPE. Perales and host Ken Jaques discuss the beginnings of GATF’s work with CIPE, and how trade and the private sector can work better t...

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...
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