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Nepal: Shifting Gear from South to North

11.19.2019
Nepal, sandwiched between China and India, plays a limited role in the global arena, however for China and India, who are two of the largest players in world politics and economy, the small Himalayan nation holds strong strategic interest. India, which surrounds Nepal on three sides, has always asse...

Communicating to Transform, not Inform  

10.18.2019
Good research, data, and dialogue across key stakeholders are the foundations of good policy making. By contrast, the absence of such research, data and dialogue can lead to unanticipated consequences from policy reform, or the failure to achieve desired change. At Verité Research, we aim to contr...

A Philippine Case Study in Improving Local Governance

10.04.2019
  How does the governance of a city become unstuck? How did Mayor Jonas Cortes of Mandaue City, the Philippines, move past a corruption scandal which he inherited and establish clean governance, a business-friendly environment, and participation of the poor? Robert Klitgaard and Melissa Mahone...

Working towards Peace in Conflict and Post-Conflict Regions

09.26.2019
Every September 21 the United Nations celebrates its International Day of Peace to highlight progress being made towards a more harmonious world.   But while we celebrate, there is no shortage of conflict around the world, and certain countries remain less stable than others. Recently, homicide...

Pakistani Businesses Consider CPEC Projects Non-Participatory

07.11.2019
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), signed between the two countries in 2013, stands as the largest single-country investment portfolio in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, with most recent figures placing total investment pledges around USD $62 billion. CPEC is meant to target Pakistan...

Democracy That Delivers #143: The State of Democracy with Clay Fuller

02.05.2019 |
There seems to be a perception that democracy is on a decline, but Clay Fuller, a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute feels this is incorrect. Democracy is not in crisis, instead, we have changed how we see and define it. In short, democracy is the game of rule, while auto...
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