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Women in the Sahel: Champions for Change

04.09.2021
Women are making a difference throughout the world, but especially in Africa’s Sahel region. There, they are playing an important role in local resilience, taking a unique position as allies against violent extremism, and working to reverse the increasing spread of communitarian violence. Yet soci...

How Digital Technology Can Serve a More Humane Justice

04.06.2021
Historical, political, economic, social, and technological changes are constantly transforming professions. As some die out, new ones emerge. For example, when the steam engine was created and railroads began to spread, coachmen were no longer needed, yet engine drivers made their appearance. Lawyer...

Reducing Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment in Moldova

04.02.2021
This piece was first posted on the WAGE blog: The ABA ROLI-led Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) consortium, funded by the U.S. Department of State Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues, is pleased to announce its new initiative “Reducing Barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment in...

Why Trade Facilitation Fits in with CIPE’s Mission and Vision

03.30.2021
Trade facilitation means cutting red tape and eliminating corruption at the border or point of entries of goods. Characteristics of goods range from those that would require only payment duties and taxes for clearance to those that would require inspections (physical and documentary), before enterin...

Amplifying the Voice of Asian Women in the Economy

03.30.2021
Women around the world face legal, regulatory, and social barriers to doing business. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these barriers, by disproportionately impacting women-majority industries and placing the burden of care for children and the sick even more heavily on women’s shoulders. ...

Attracting New Members During COVID-19: Lessons Learned from AmCham Uzbekistan

03.29.2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the for-profit and non-profit sectors in Uzbekistan. In the year that brought immense financial strain and a shift in priorities to businesses all over the world, many business member organizations (BMOs) and business associations (BAs) struggled to retain membershi...

The Role of Microcredit Loans in Women’s Economic Empowerment

03.18.2021
Women entrepreneurs make significant contributions to the global economy year after year, especially through innovation, job creation, and wealth creation. Still, there is critical room for improvement, as women currently make up 70% of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty. These women often fac...

Voices from the Field Series: Colombia

03.17.2021
CIPE staff members serve in the field year-round, helping launch and maintain programs to promote democracy and free enterprise. As the world marked International Women’s Day on March 8, our Center for Women’s Economic Empowerment (CWEE) asked several staff members to discuss the impact of their...

Voices from the Field Series: Colombia (Spanish)

03.17.2021
Durante el año, algunos miembros del personal de CIPE han trabajado en países alrededor del mundo, apoyando el lanzamiento y la implementación de programas para promover la democracia y el libre mercado. En reconocimiento del Día Internacional de la Mujer, el 8 de marzo, nuestro Centro para...

Women’s Representation and Economic Growth

03.15.2021
The success of a democratic system relies on its central tenets of equality and representation. However, in many countries, women’s voices in areas of decision making are continually silenced. As of January 2021, women account for only 25% of elected politicians globally. Though female representat...
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