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Foreign Investment in a Post-COVID-19 World

10.21.2020
Driving Economic Growth and Good Governance while Protecting National Security Just as the adverse health effects of COVID-19 will not vanish immediately but will be resolved in stages, so too will the global economy recover in stages, across industries and around the world. As both Western economie...

Unstable Ground: Analyzing Kenya’s Property Markets

10.19.2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the importance for countries to build robust domestic institutions that can provide equitable economic and social opportunities. For instance, in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, mass government evictions earlier this year displaced more than 5,000 people, putting the...

Democracy That Delivers #227: Forestry Compliance with Alfredo Rodriguez

10.14.2020 |
In this episode of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast series, we are joined by Alfredo Rodriguez, the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator for the Timber Regulation Enforcement Exchange (TREE) program within the Forest Policy, Trade, and Finance Initiative. Based in South Korea, ...

The Future of Business in Mathare, Kenya

09.22.2020
DOWNLOAD: Policy Brief – Working Spaces in Mathare Critical for the Future of Business DOWNLOAD: Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Mapping in Mathare – Synthesis Report   Mathare is one of the largest and oldest informal settlements in Nairobi County. Already known for its high levels of ...

Democracy That Delivers #222: Crisis of Corruption in Lebanon

09.16.2020 |
In this debut edition of CIPE’s Anti-Corruption & Governance Center podcast series,  we are joined by Badri El Meouchi. El Meouchi is president of the board of directors of the Lebanese Transparency Association (LTA) and has been working to battle corruption in the country for more than 15 y...

Familiar Challenges in Thailand’s New COVID-19 Reality

09.16.2020
Frustration at Thailand’s government is boiling over. The country’s leaders are censoring their critics and targeting opposition parties, limiting even the narrow space normally available for democratic involvement in governing. Now, adding fuel to that fire, the COVID-19 pandemic has presented ...

The Impact of the Hong Kong National Security Law on the Private Sector

09.15.2020
The situation in Hong Kong has deteriorated dramatically since the passage of the National Security Law on June 30. In the past several months, we have seen impacts ranging from the disbandment of several prominent pro-democracy political groups, the firing of two faculties who are linked to democra...

Investigating Intersections: Spatial-Inequality, Incentives, and Informality

08.27.2020
Informality poses unique challenges to democracy and development practitioners. The informal sector, those working and living outside of the legally regulated, licensed, and incorporated private sector, can be inefficient, less productive, and ungovernable. Practitioners must pay attention to these ...
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