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Ethiopia’s Young Entrepreneurs Forum Readies for Tech-Focused Future

02.01.2021
Ethiopia’s digital economy is still in the early stages of development compared to nearby Nairobi’s Silicon Savanah. However, the budding startup ecosystem is already punching above its weight. In the past several years, incubators, AI research companies, and investors have helped to nurture a n...

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 ...

Pricing Risk for Opportunistic Investment in Emerging Markets

01.15.2021
Opportunistic investors are willing to accept more risk in the anticipation of a higher return. Traditional institutional investors want secure properties with transparent data on occupancy rates, cash flows and operating costs. A typical pension fund manager looks for stable properties, invests for...

Reflecting on Public-Private Dialogue: During a Pandemic and Beyond

01.06.2021
The COVID-19 virus brings public-private dialogue (PPD) into sharp relief. In 2020, stimulus packages, tax breaks, access to finance, and COVID testing all became high-profile subjects of advocacy and dialogue. The virus also raised operational challenges and a host of competing priorities, thus rai...

Top 5 Democracy That Delivers Podcasts of 2020

01.05.2021 |
This week on Democracy That Delivers, we highlight our top 5 most listened to podcasts of 2020. Thank you for listening, and we look forward to creating more content for your listening interest and curiosity in 2021.   #1: “Democracy That Delivers #214: Impacts of COVID-19 on Supply Chain...

CIPE Launches Civic Engagement Hub Website in Ethiopia

01.04.2021
The Center for International Private Enterprise is proud to unveil the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub website. The site complements the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub’s physical space in Addis Ababa and will provide regular updates on events, training opportunities, and digital resources to support the grow...

Making a Difference in Yemen

12.18.2020
Security, stability, and economic growth were the top priorities in a series of discussions that took place recently in Yemen, hosted by CIPE partners the Studies and Economic Media Center (SEMC) and the Economic Reform Team (ERT). Made up of Yemeni business leaders from various industries, the ERT ...

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 ...

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market in Guatemala

12.14.2020
Una versión de esta publicación en español está disponible aquí. Economic challenges and the impact of COVID-19 Prior to the onset of COVID-19, Guatemala already had economic and social challenges requiring significant coordination of efforts to solve them. The pandemic aggravated these challe...

El impacto del COVID-19 sobre el mercado laboral en Guatemala

12.14.2020
A version of this post in Spanish is available here. Desafíos económicos e impacto del COVID-19 Antes de la llegada del COVID-19 las condiciones económicas y sociales de Guatemala ya ameritaban una importante articulación de esfuerzos para ser atendidas. La llegada del virus agravó los desafío...

Champions of Business Innovation in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

12.08.2020
CIPE and its partner the Kurdistan Economic Development Organization (KEDO) have recently concluded a yearlong project to improve the job and entrepreneurial skills for seniors of three universities in the Kurdistan region. The project ended with an online Business Pitch Competition (BPC) on Septemb...

Democracy That Delivers #236: Confronting the World’s Humanitarian Crisis

12.08.2020 |
Frank Vogl is the Chair of the Board of Directors for The Partnership for Transparency Fund. In this podcast, he discusses how now more than ever, transparency and accountability are needed on infrastructure investments, which longer-term will be essential to rebuilding economies. Read his recent b...

Challenge One: Confronting The World’s Unprecedented Humanitarian Crisis

12.08.2020
Awards and honors are a pleasant reminder of a job well done. So it makes sense that when David Beasley, the dynamic Executive Director of the World Food Program, learned that the WFP had been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize he beamed with joy. But his thoughts immediately turned to the COVID-19 ...

Building Capacity for Women in the Informal Economy

12.03.2020
The informal economy is uniquely challenging to vendors and entrepreneurs regardless of gender, but women tend to experience these challenges differently and at times, more intensely, than men. As a result, commonly suggested solutions, which operate under the assumption that each informal vendor ha...
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