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How COVID is Impacting Business Continuity Plans in East Africa

09.24.2021
East African SMEs’ Post-COVID Recovery: Exploring the Influence of Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) and the Role of Governments and Stakeholders East Africa is a younger region, with 80% of the population of 177 million people under the age of 35. Certain sectors in the region have demonstrate...

CIPE Helps Deliver Anti-Corruption Progress through Rapid Response Program

08.17.2021
When problems develop, it is important to catch them as soon as possible, so you can start to solve them before they grow out of control. That’s why CIPE leads a rapid response program aiming to support local NGOs in countries where a significant opportunity has appeared for achieving anti-corrupt...

Youth Perspective from Zambia Amid Key Elections

08.14.2021
Editor’s Note: Zambia’s vast youth population and its huge voter turnout on August 12 will likely drive the outcome of tense elections.  Zambia is facing deep economic challenges and rising unemployment. The current government has cut education spending and recently enacted Internet blackouts. ...

CIPE Meets with Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok

08.13.2021
    CIPE was honored to meet with his excellency Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok this week to brief him on CIPE’s work in Sudan. The Prime Minister mentioned attending a CIPE conference in Ghana many years ago. We look forward to working with the Government of Sudan on creating an enablin...

CIPE Contest Winner Highlights the Influence of Associations in Africa

07.13.2021
In Africa, there are more businesses run by women than men. But according to the World Bank, women entrepreneurs earn 34% less profits than men. This gap presents a unique opportunity for African business associations to cater to women entrepreneurs. As part of Women’s History Month, CIPE ran a co...

Property Rights and Democratic Development post-COVID

07.08.2021
Why Property Rights Matter to Democratic Development COVID-19 created a global emergency on many levels, affecting already disadvantages social groups. As the UN Women site notes, there is now major concern that the pandemic and its impact will slow fragile progress on gender equality, including in...

Supporting Women in the Informal Sector in Jigjiga, Ethiopia

05.26.2021
In Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, the economy is driven by the informal sector. In Jigjiga – the regional state’s capital and the major city along the border of Ethiopia and Somalia – informal business is the main source of employment and income for a considerable number of women, particu...
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