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Our Business Too: A Call to Action

12.06.2021
The most successful democracies are built upon inclusive and constructive discourse, as well as the freedom to think and act. Later this week, democratic leaders from around the world will gather virtually to discuss ways to promote and expand those principles. It’s important to note that inclusi...

Supporting Economic and Democratic Development in Colombia

12.03.2021
For almost 50 years, Colombia’s internal conflict disproportionately impacted rural areas, intensifying existing development challenges and creating new ones. In 2016, the Colombian government signed a peace agreement with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC in Spanish), which include...

CIPE Launches New Technology for Democracy Online Course

10.28.2021
CIPE recently launched the newly enhanced Technology for Democracy Online Course to empower business associations and partner organizations to leverage civic technology tools more efficiently and effectively. The tailored curriculum is designed to improve the knowledge and use of digital tools and s...

CIPE Congratulates Nobel Prize Winner Maria Ressa

10.12.2021
CIPE is proud to have collaborated with Nobel Prize Winner Maria Ressa and her organization Rappler on amplifying civil society stakeholders’ voice in good governance. The Nobel Peace Prize is often awarded to someone who has spent many years promoting the cause of freedom, rather than someone wh...

Threats to Media Freedom Can Hurt Investment Prospects in Poland

08.23.2021
Media freedom is the cornerstone of democracy, yet in many countries around the world independent media outlets are under threat. The latest example comes from Poland where – despite widespread public protests – the Parliament advanced a new law restricting foreign ownership of local broadcaste...

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. ...
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