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Amplifying the Voice of Asian Women in the Economy

03.30.2021
Women around the world face legal, regulatory, and social barriers to doing business. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these barriers, by disproportionately impacting women-majority industries and placing the burden of care for children and the sick even more heavily on women’s shoulders. ...

Tracking the Right to Information in Asia

02.11.2021
Across Asia, the process of obtaining government information through transparent mechanisms is a challenge. Many countries in the region still lack national laws defining the Right to Information (RTI), a crucial component for developing and maintaining public trust in government. Since the ability ...

Does 2021 Bring A Looming Constitutional Crisis in Nepal?

01.27.2021
The personal interests of Nepal’s political leaders do not align with the aspirations of Nepali citizens. That is why the fate of the world’s youngest federal democracy is again uncertain. When the country held general elections in 2017, giving the federal government a two-third majority, there ...

Women’s Business Resource Centre in Papua New Guinea Entering its Fifth Year

12.18.2020
The Women’s Business Resource Centre (WBRC) in Papua New Guinea is entering its fifth year of helping to democratize opportunity in PNG by breaking down barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) takes a look back at four years of ground-breaking ...

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...
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