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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 ...

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 ...

The Private Sector: A Key Development Partner in the Sahel

08.25.2020
The Sahel region in Africa is a study in contrasts. On one hand, it has among the world’s youngest population and largest reserves of natural resources, including oil, natural gas, gold, and other precious stones, woods, and metals. On the other hand, the region is home to some of the ...

A Pivotal Moment to Regulate Artisanal Gold Mining in Burkina Faso

07.27.2020
Artisanal gold mining is a crucial economic sector throughout the G5 Sahel countries of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger. It is especially important in Burkina Faso, where it contributes substantially to the state budget, provides jobs, and can improve the standard of living of other...

Impact of COVID-19 on Associations and Chambers in Africa

07.22.2020
Introduction In June, CIPE began surveying business associations and chambers of commerce throughout Africa. The survey was designed to measure the impact of COVID-19 on these organizations and their respective communities. In the words of CIPE’s Executive Director, Andrew Wilson, business associa...

Finding Resilience in the Sahel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

06.24.2020
COVID-19 has captured the attention of the Sahel as a top priority for 2020. Across the region – made up of Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Niger – the pandemic dominates government agendas, while the security situation continues to deteriorate outside of the regional...

Launch of the Sudan Anti-Corruption Resource Center

06.09.2020
To support Sudan’s delicate transition, CIPE launched the Sudan Anti-Corruption Resource Center (SARC) on Friday, June 5th to support Sudanese civil society, business, and government efforts to mitigate corruption. The launch event was hosted on Facebook Live with 1,000 live attendees and ...

Steps To Help the Underground Economy Survive a Pandemic

06.09.2020
Informal businesses, or businesses with limited access to mainstream economic opportunities and legal protections, are part of what is known as the “informal,” “hidden,” or “underground” sector of the economy.  Despite the recurring problems that threaten its very existence, this secto...
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