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Market Makers: How Senegal’s Informal Traders Are Getting Their Voices Heard

04.11.2019
Amidst the bustling streets of Dakar, vibrant markets buzz with activity. Stalls are packed with mountains of peanuts and tomatoes, colorful fabrics, and dedicated traders eager to sell their goods. While the marketplace has remained a stable pillar of Senegal’s economy for decades, informal trad...

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 ...

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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