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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...

Help Small Businesses to Keep Helping Us

05.27.2021
Small businesses will have an indispensable role in vitalizing the US economy after COVID-19. Nearly two-thirds of net job growth and 44% of American economic activity comes from small businesses, which can serve as an indication of how well the economy is performing. When recessions hit, small busi...

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...

Women in the Sahel: Champions for Change

04.09.2021
Women are making a difference throughout the world, but especially in Africa’s Sahel region. There, they are playing an important role in local resilience, taking a unique position as allies against violent extremism, and working to reverse the increasing spread of communitarian violence. Yet soci...
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